Is Run As account is required for Automation account?

SheikMohamedYasar-5990 21 Reputation points
2022-10-10T22:34:21.927+00:00

I have created an Automation without any Run as Accounts. However I'm getting warning mails from Microsoft recommending to migrate to manage identities. I dont have any Run as accounts enabled for my Automation then why I'm receiving these emails? Is it bad to use Automation without Run as Accounts?

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,936 Reputation points
    2022-10-11T05:56:46.517+00:00

    Hi @SheikMohamedYasar-5990 ,

    Azure Automation Run As Account will retire on September 30, 2023 and will be replaced with Managed Identities. Before that date, you'll need to start migrating your runbooks to use managed identities.

    The best practice is to use managed identities to secure the environment and it is best practice, read through here some of the suggestions and mitigationsautomation-security-guidelines

    Hope this helps.

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