Retirement notice: Transition Azure Automation Run As accounts to Managed identities by 30 September 2023

tbgangav-MSFT 10,386 Reputation points
2022-09-27T04:27:41.317+00:00

Retirement notice: Transition Azure Automation Run As accounts to Managed identities by 30 September 2023

On 30 September 2023, we'll retire the Azure Automation Run As account that you use for Runbook authentication.

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  1. tbgangav-MSFT 10,386 Reputation points
    2022-09-27T04:42:30.86+00:00

    On 30 September 2023, we'll retire the Azure Automation Run As account that you use for Runbook authentication. Before that date, you'll need to start migrating your runbooks to use managed identities.

    Managed identities is an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) feature that provides an automatically managed secure identity in Azure AD for Azure services when connecting to resources that support Azure AD authentication.

    Managed identities provide you various benefits:

    • Managed identities can be used to obtain Azure AD tokens to authenticate to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication without having to manage any credentials.
    • Managed identities eliminate the management overhead associated with managing RunAs Account in your runbook code. You can access resources via a managed identity of an Automation account from a runbook without worrying about creating the service principal, RunAsCertificate, RunAsConnection, etc.
    • You don’t have to renew the certificate used by the Automation Run As account.

    Required action:
    Follow the migration instructions to start migrating the runbooks from Run As account to identities before 30 September 2023.

    If you have any additional queries regarding this retirement, please use comments section on this thread to ask your specific queries and we will try our best to answer those queries. Thank You!


  2. أحمد لطرش 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-16T20:29:21.23+00:00

    شكرا لك على هده المعطيات والتوجيه الهام ونامل ان الاستفادة من الموضوع قبل اجله المحدد

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  3. MOHAMEDFATHYIBRAHIMELBAYOUMI- 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-26T10:05:51.137+00:00

    thanks for the information