Missing create permission on workspaceInstance

I’m trying to access a gitpod that I’ve been working on for the past day or so. Now when I try to access it I get the following error: “operation not permitted: missing create permission on workspaceInstance”

Could anyone give me an idea what might be happening here and how I can fix it? Thank you!

Hi Yazan, Can you share some more details like:

  1. The workspace name
  2. Your user id
  3. Who originally created this workspace (was it you or someone else)

We had a bug which caused ownership change of the workspace if someone shares it. We fixed it today. If this was a shared workspace then you would not be owner, thus you cannot edit this workspace.

Thank you Rachit. The workspace was created by someone else, and I was given this link, which worked up until this morning:


Is my User ID just my email address?