db-migrate :AssertionError [ERR_ASSERTION]: ifError got unwanted exception: permission denied for database [dbname]

When I run npx db-migrate-up on development database it throws following error on App platform console

AssertionError [ERR_ASSERTION]: ifError got unwanted exception: permission denied for database [dbname]

As I noticed I cannot login as doadmin to change my current user permissions either, how could I resolve this?

even after login using psql $DATABASE_URL I cannot create a schema, since I do not have CREATE permissions on the database.

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Jon Friesen
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February 2, 2023

Hi @kaushalyap

App Platform development databases do not allow the creation of more database instances, you’ll need to use the credentials provided for the default database that is created by App Platform.

Upgrading your dev db to a managed db will allow you full access to the database if creating another db instance is a requirement for you.

Hope this helps