CloudMiner – Execute Code Using Azure Automation Service Without Getting Charged

Execute code within Azure Automation service without getting charged

Description

CloudMiner is a tool designed to get free computing power within Azure Automation service. The tool utilizes the upload module/package flow to execute code which is totally free to use. This tool is intended for educational and research purposes only and should be used responsibly and with proper authorization.

This flow was reported to Microsoft on 3/23 which decided to not change the service behavior as it’s considered as “by design”. As for 3/9/23, this tool can still be used without getting charged.

Each execution is limited to 3 hours

Requirements

Python 3.8+ with the libraries mentioned in the file requirements.txt Configured Azure CLI – https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli Account must be logged in before using this tool

Installation

pip install .

Usage

usage: cloud_miner.py [-h] –path PATH –id ID -c COUNT [-t TOKEN] [-r REQUIREMENTS] [-v]

CloudMiner – Free computing power in Azure Automation Service

optional arguments:
-h, –help show this help message and exit
–path PATH the script path (Powershell or Python)
–id ID id of the Automation Account – /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Automation/a
utomationAccounts/{automationAccountName}
-c COUNT, –count COUNT
number of executions
-t TOKEN, –token TOKEN
Azure access token (optional). If not provided, token will be retrieved using the Azure CLI
-r REQUIREMENTS, –requirements REQUIREMENTS
Path to requirements file to be installed and use by the script (relevant to Python scripts only)
-v, –verbose Enable verbose mode

Example usage

Python

Powershell

License

CloudMiner is released under the BSD 3-Clause License. Feel free to modify and distribute this tool responsibly, while adhering to the license terms.

Author – Ariel Gamrian

LinkedIn – Ariel Gamrian

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