Bugs That Bite
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Bugs That Bite

For security reasons, your source AMI filter must declare an owner.

Hashicorp Packer AWS AMI build must include a VM owner

If you are using a filter to retrieve an AMI in packer, you have to supply the owners parameter.

If you are wondering why owners matter…you don’t want a nasty lookalike VM to get into your environment.

In my case I was using source_ami instead but I failed to add it to my Packer variables when I tried to run my template. Apparently Packer defaults to the filter option.

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