With Semaphore 2.0 you will only pay for what you used and you can customize your usage according to your team's needs.

Trial Period#

The trial period lasts for 14 days. During the trial period, you can use the default machine quota completely free of charge.

Of course, you can easily scale up if you need a bigger capacity by going to Billing > See detailed insights… > Quota > Request upgrade… or by reaching out to (please include which type of machine you prefer).

Note: If you currently have an annual subscription on Semaphore Classic and would like to migrate to 2.0, please reach out to

The Paid plan is activated once you add your credit card. You will be charged based on your usage at the beginning of each month for the previous month. Billing cycles are based on calendar months.

You can find the default number of machines for Paid plans on the Quotas and Limits page. If you need to scale up, you can easily do that by going to Billing > See detailed insights… > Quota > Request upgrade… or by reaching out to (please include which type of machine you prefer).

Note: In Semaphore 2.0, all organizations are on monthly plans.

Open Source plan#

On this plan, you have unlimited build minutes for building your public repositories. You also have four e1-standard-2 machines and one a1-standard-4 machine at your disposal.

Only one of the organizations you own can be on an open source plan.

Free plan#

The Free plan includes $10 (up to 1300 build minutes) of free credit per calendar month. At the beginning of each month, you will receive a new $10 credit for your organization. On this plan, you will be able to run 1 job at a time and you can use e1-standard-2 machine and a1-standard-4 machine.

You can have an unlimited number of organizations, but only one of the organizations you own can be on a free plan.

Billing page#

Billing page is accessible to the creator of the organization and admins and you can find it in the Owner’s area of your organization.

Here you can find all the details related to your usage:

  1. Machine types
  2. Prices of each machine in dollars per second
  3. Number of seconds each machine was used
  4. Spendings (per machine and total)

Note: To see the fully updated usage, you should allow for up to 24h to pass.

Billing insights#

The organization owner and admins can see usage in more details by clicking on See detailed insights… in the top right corner of the Billing page. Here you can find:

  • Daily spending chart which contains spending per machine type. This data is available for any selected period.
  • Quota chart which contains the maximal number of machines running at the same time. This data is available for the current and previous months.
  • Top spending projects.

Budget alert#

Organization owner and admins can set up budget alerts. An email notification will be sent, to the organization's owner email address, when you spend 50%, 90% and 100% of your budget within one month's spending. However, pipelines won't be disabled once you go past the budget.

You can set a budget alert through the Semaphore 2.0 UI (Billing > Set budget…) when the organization is on a paid plan.

Upgrading to a paid plan#

To upgrade to a paid plan, go to the Billing page and click on Upgrade to remove the limit button in the top right corner. After that, enter your credit card information and that’s it.


You will receive an invoice for your organization at the end of every billing period to the email address you entered while adding your credit card.

If you want to change the recipient name, company name, address, phone number, billing email, VAT ID or country on the invoice, please contact us at


Unless in cases of extended downtime (multiple hours in a day, or multiple days in a month), we do not offer refunds. In extenuating circumstances, please email us at and our team will make sure your request is handled. Please include the affected Workflow ID when contacting our Billing team regarding refunds.