Artifact Registry release notes

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This page documents production updates to Artifact Registry. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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September 13, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in the me-west1 region (Tel Aviv, Israel).

August 25, 2022

v1

Container Analysis automatic scanning for Java and Go vulnerabilities in container images is now in Preview. If the Container Scanning API is enabled, it scans container images pushed to Artifact Registry for Java and Go vulnerabilities, in addition to operating system vulnerabilities.

Container Analysis returns Java and Go vulnerability results for images that have a supported or unsupported operating system. When you push new versions of images to the registry, you might see more successful vulnerability scans and corresponding charges against images without a supported operating system.

For more information, see the Types of scanning in the Container Analysis documentation.

July 02, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in the us-south1 region (Dallas, United States).

June 09, 2022

v1

Audit logs for Maven, npm, and Python repositories are now available in Cloud Logging.

May 25, 2022

v1

Apt and Yum repositories are now generally available.

May 24, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in the us-east5 region (Columbus, United States).

May 10, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in the europe-southwest1 region (Madrid, Spain).

May 03, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in the europe-west9 region (Paris, France).

May 02, 2022

v1

Getting and listing Artifact Registry locations in a project now requires the following permissions:

  • artifactregistry.locations.list
  • artifactregistry.locations.get

You can grant these permissions with the Artifact Registry Reader role (roles/artifactregistry.reader) role or another role that includes these permissions.

April 20, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry is now available in europe-west8 region (Milan, Italy).

March 25, 2022

v1

Artifact Registry support for attaching tags to repositories is now in Preview. Tags are key-value pairs that you can use to group repositories and other resources across Google Cloud for reporting, auditing, and access control within your Google Cloud organization.. To learn more, see Tagging repositories.

March 01, 2022

v1beta2

Support for Python repository hostnames ending in pypi.pkg.dev is no longer available. If you use commands that reference hosts with LOCATION-pypi.pkg.dev you must replace these references with LOCATION-python.pkg.dev.

The pypi.pkg.dev hostname was available when Python repositories were available in alpha, and alpha users were notified about the change.

February 15, 2022

v1beta2

On-Demand Scanning for Go packages is now generally available.

You can scan your container images and identify Go package vulnerabilities.

November 15, 2021

v1beta2

Artifact Registry repositories with gcr.io domain support are now available in Preview. These gcr.io repositories provide some features that are backwards-compatible with Container Registry.

October 04, 2021

v1beta2

You can now specify a release or snapshot version policy for Maven repositories when you create them. You cannot change the version policy of an existing repository. Repositories created before availability of this feature accept both snapshot and release packages.

September 08, 2021

v1beta2

Maven, npm, and Python repositories are now generally available.

Storage and network egress charges apply to all formats that are in Preview or are generally available.

August 03, 2021

v1beta2

Apt and Yum repositories are now in Preview.

Storage and network egress charges apply to all formats that are in Preview or are generally available.

July 23, 2021

v1beta2

Artifact Registry now supports Cloud External Key Manager (Cloud EKM) when using customer-managed encryption keys.

July 13, 2021

v1beta2

On-Demand Scanning for Java packages is now generally available.

You can scan your container images and identify Java package vulnerabilities.

June 04, 2021

v1beta2

Maven, npm, and Python repositories are now in Preview.

Storage and network egress charges apply to all formats that are in Preview or are generally available.

June 03, 2021

v1beta2

Artifact Registry now supports Access Transparency. Access Transparency provides you with logs of actions that Google staff have taken when accessing your data. To learn more about Access Transparency, see the Overview of Access Transparency.

May 03, 2021

v1beta2

Artifact Registry now supports audit logging for container images in Cloud Audit Logs.

February 26, 2021

v1beta2

Support for Python packages in private Python repositories is now in alpha. This feature is only available to alpha users. If you are interested in joining the alpha, fill in the sign up form.

  • See the quickstart to get started.
  • Learn more about working with Python packages in the overview.

February 02, 2021

v1beta2

On-Demand Scanning is available in Preview. You can manually scan Docker container images stored locally on your computer or remotely in Artifact Registry. To get started with manual scanning, see On-Demand Scanning quickstart

November 16, 2020

v1beta2

Artifact Registry is now generally available. To learn about transitioning from Container Registry, see the transition overview.

August 17, 2020

v1beta2

You can now use Pub/Sub to configure notifications for changes in Docker repositories. For more information, see Configuring Pub/Sub notifications.

July 14, 2020

v1beta2

You can now use Customer-Managed Encryption Keys (CMEK) to protect repository data in Artifact Registry. For more information, see Enabling customer-managed encryption keys.

March 16, 2020

v1beta2

Artifact Registry is now in beta.

Artifact Registry is the evolution of Container Registry, with support for Docker as well as Maven and npm package formats.

If you currently use Container Registry, see Migration and upgrade from Container Registry for more information.