Multiple errors with message "Response: missing create permission"

ERROR: You authenticated successfully to https:{chef_server_url} as {user} but you are not authorized for this action
Response: missing create permission

I’m running a pretty basic bootstrap command for a Windows AWS instance

knife bootstrap windows winrm …

Currently running the Chef server on-site and not hosted at this time for a proof of concept. I also get the same error using knife to attempt to create a new group using the command:

knife group create provisioners

I SSH’d into the Chef server and verified my user is listed when I run:

sudo chef-server-ctl list-server-admins

so it appears I have been granted server-admins permissions. I also see the same errors when trying to view and create things via the web UI. I’ve been going in circles almost two days now with no luck