DockerDocker Registry

Running the registry

Do not use registry:latest! This image points to the old v1 registry. That Python project is no longer being developed. The new v2 registry is written in Go and is actively maintained. When people refer to a "private registry" they are referring to the v2 registry, not the v1 registry!

docker run -d -p 5000:5000 --name="registry" registry:2

The above command runs the newest version of the registry, which can be found in the Docker Distribution project.

For more examples of image management features, such as tagging, pulling, or pushing, see the section on managing images.

Configure the registry with AWS S3 storage backend

Configuring a private registry to use an AWS S3 backend is easy. The registry can do this automatically with the right configuration. Here is an example of what should be in your config.yml file:

        secretkey: rn9rjnNuX44iK+26qpM4cDEoOnonbBW98FYaiDtS
        region: us-east-1
        encrypt: false
        secure: true
        v4auth: true
        chunksize: 5242880
        rootdirectory: /registry

The accesskey and secretkey fields are IAM credentials with specific S3 permissions (see the documentation for more information). It can just as easily use credentials with the AmazonS3FullAccess policy attached. The region is the region of your S3 bucket. The bucket is the bucket name. You may elect to store your images encrypted with encrypt. The secure field is to indicate the use of HTTPS. You should generally set v4auth to true, even though its default value is false. The chunksize field allows you to abide by the S3 API requirement that chunked uploads are at least five megabytes in size. Finally, rootdirectory specifies a directory underneath your S3 bucket to use.

There are other storage backends that can be configured just as easily.