Enabling and disabling the service

This page describes the steps to enable and disable Artifact Registry.

If you use Container Registry, you can enable Artifact Registry in the same project. Each service operates independently.

See Pricing for information about charges for Artifact Registry

Enabling service

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.

    If you don't already have one, sign up for a new account.

  2. In the Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Cloud project.

    Go to the project selector page

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Google Cloud project. Learn how to confirm billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Install and initialize Cloud SDK if it is not already installed.
  5. Install the beta component.
      gcloud components install beta
  6. Update the gcloud components.
      gcloud components update
  7. Enable the API from Cloud Console or with the following `gcloud` command:
    gcloud services enable artifactregistry.googleapis.com

Disabling service

Before you disable the Artifact Registry API, ensure that any artifacts that you want to keep are available in another location. It is recommended that you delete repositories before disabling the API.

When you disable the Artifact Registry API, the following conditions apply:

  • Repositories and artifacts in repositories become inaccessible.
  • Data might be deleted within 7 days after the API is disabled.

To disable the API from the Cloud Console:


  1. Go to the API Overview page for Artifact Registry.
  2. Select the project where the API is enabled.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. Click Disable API.


Run the following command to disable the API for your current project:

gcloud services disable artifactregistry.googleapis.com

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