We have queue on Service Broker:

ALTER QUEUE [dbo].[my_queue] WITH
        STATUS = ON ,
        RETENTION = OFF ,
        ACTIVATION (  
                      STATUS = ON , 
                      PROCEDURE_NAME = [dbo].[my_detect_event] ,
                      MAX_QUEUE_READERS = 1 ,
                      EXECUTE AS N'dbo'  

Procedure has code (i cut some text with RECEIVE, because it's not linked to the issue):

ALTER PROCEDURE dbo.my_detect_event
                ......cut text with RECEIVE TOP (1) message_body FROM my_queue INTO @NotificationStore
                --EXECUTE AS LOGIN = 'user_sa'
                INSERT INTO dbo.log
                        ( time, text)
                VALUES  ( GETDATE(),

user_sa - has SA rights. If the service fires an event, then the table data is inserted successfully. But if you uncomment the line EXECUTE AS LOGIN = 'user_sa', then appears the error:

Cannot execute as the server principal because the principal "user_sa" does not exist, this type of principal cannot be impersonated, or you do not have permission.

Pls help to find solutions. Thanks in advance!

Technical info: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0.5582.0 (X64) Enterprise Edition

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