Configure cleanup policies

An Artifact Registry cleanup policy defines criteria for automatically deleting artifact versions that you no longer need or keeping artifacts that you want to store indefinitely.

Cleanup policies are useful if you store many versions of your artifacts, but only need to keep specific versions that you release to production. You can define delete policies with criteria for deleting artifacts and keep policies with criteria for retaining artifacts.

If an artifact version matches criteria in both a delete policy and a keep policy, Artifact Registry applies the keep policy.

Deletions triggered by delete policies count against your Artifact Registry per project delete request quota and are limited to 300,000 deletions per repository, per day.

Policy application schedule

Artifact Registry deletes and retains artifacts that match your cleanup policies using a background job that runs periodically. Changes take effect within approximately one day.

Maximum number of cleanup policies per repository

You can apply a maximum of 10 cleanup policies to a repository.

Supported formats

During Preview, you can set a cleanup policy on standard repositories for all repository formats except Apt and Yum.

Required roles

To get the permissions that you need to apply or remove cleanup policies, ask your administrator to grant you the Artifact Registry Administrator (roles/artifactregistry.admin) IAM role on the repository project. For more information about granting roles, see Manage access.

This predefined role contains the permissions required to apply or remove cleanup policies. To see the exact permissions that are required, expand the Required permissions section:

Required permissions

The following permissions are required to apply or remove cleanup policies:

  • artifactregistry.repositories.update
  • To delete artifacts that meet the criteria in a cleanup policy: artifactregistry.versions.delete

You might also be able to get these permissions with custom roles or other predefined roles.

The default role for the Artifact Registry Service Agent includes the permission artifactregistry.versions.delete, which is required to delete images that meet the criteria in a cleanup policy.

Create a policy file

A policy file is a JSON file that defines your delete and keep policies. You can create a policy file by creating and editing a JSON file, then using the Google Cloud CLI to apply the policy, or by using the Google Cloud console. Delete policies specify conditions for deleting artifacts. Keep policies specify conditions to retain an artifact, or a number of recent versions to keep. You can't use conditions and most recent versions in the same keep policy.

Create a delete policy

A delete policy lets you specify the minimum or maximum age for artifact deletion and additional filtering criteria to limit the policy to specific artifacts.

If you have certain artifacts that you don't want deleted for any reason, create a conditional keep policy, or a most recent versions keep policy as well as a delete policy. If an artifact matches the criteria in both the delete policy and the keep policy, the artifact is kept.

console

You can create a delete policy for a new or existing repository.

To add a delete policy to an existing repository:

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, select Dry run to test your new policy before committing to deleting any artifacts. For more information on seeing the results of the test, see dry run.

    Once you are certain your policy is working as intended, edit your repository settings again, and select Delete artifacts to apply your cleanup policy and delete the selected artifacts.

  4. Click Add a cleanup policy and add the following:

    • Name: Give the cleanup policy a name. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
    • Policy type: Select Conditional delete.
    • Tag state: indicates if the policy should check for tagged artifacts or untagged artifacts. Artifacts are tagged when pushing or pulling an image to or from a repository. For more on Docker tags, see Container concepts.

      • Any tag state: ignores tag state and applies to both tagged and untagged artifacts.
      • Tagged: only applies to tagged artifacts.
      • Untagged: only applies to untagged artifacts.

      Formats that don't support tags are treated as untagged. For more information on tag state as it applies to cleanup policies, see the TagState reference.

  5. The following are optional ways to define your delete policy:

    • Tag prefixes: is a comma-separated list of tag prefixes. For example, the prefixes test, and staging would match images with tags testenv and staging-1.5. tagState must be set to TAGGED to use tag prefixes.
    • Version prefixes: - is a comma-separated list of artifact version prefixes. For example v1, v2 would match versions v1.5, v2.0alpha, and v10.2.
    • Package prefixes: is a list of artifact name prefixes. You can enter multiple prefixes by pressing Enter or , between the prefixes. For example red, blue would create two prefixes, red and blue and would match artifact names red-team, redis, and bluebird.
    • Older than: is a minimum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days. You can specify durations of seconds, minutes, hours, or days by appending s, m, h, or d respectively.
    • Newer than: is a maximum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days.
  6. You can add more cleanup policies by clicking Add a cleanup policy.

  7. Click Update.

    Your cleanup policy is applied to your repository. You can view your cleanup policies in the Repository details section by clicking Show more.

JSON

{
  "name": "DELETE_POLICY_NAME",
  "action": {"type": "Delete"},
  "condition": {
    "tagState": "TAG_STATUS",
    "tagPrefixes": ["TAG_PREFIXES"],
    "versionNamePrefixes": ["VERSION_PREFIXES"],
    "packageNamePrefixes": ["PACKAGE_PREFIXES"],
    "olderThan": "OLDER_THAN_DURATION",
    "newerThan": "NEWER_THAN_DURATION"
  }
}

A delete policy must include a name, an action, and at least one condition.

name
In the delete policy snippet, DELETE_POLICY_NAME is the name of the policy. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
action
For a delete policy the value is {"type": "Delete"}.
condition
Specify one or more of the following conditions:
  • tagState: TAG_STATUS indicates if the policy should check for tagged artifacts or untagged artifacts. Artifacts are tagged when pushing or pulling an image to or from a repository. For more on Docker tags, see Container concepts. Supported values are: tagged, untagged, or any. Formats that don't support tags are treated as untagged.
  • tagPrefixes: TAG_PREFIXES is a comma-separated list of tag prefixes. For example "test", "staging" would match images with tags "testenv" and "staging-1.5". tagState must be set to TAGGED to use tag prefixes.
  • versionNamePrefixes: VERSION_PREFIXES is a comma-separated list of artifact version prefixes. For example "v1", "v2" would match versions "v1.5", "v2.0alpha", and "v10.2".
  • packageNamePrefixes: PACKAGE_PREFIXES is a comma-separated list of artifact name prefixes. For example "red", "blue" would match artifact names "red-team", "redis", and "bluebird".
  • olderThan: OLDER_THAN_DURATION is a minimum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days. You can specify durations of seconds, minutes, hours, or days by appending s, m, h, or d respectively.
  • newerThan: NEWER_THAN_DURATION is a maximum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days.

Create a conditional keep policy

A conditional keep policy specifies criteria for retaining artifacts. Keep policies work with delete policies to keep artifacts that would be deleted according to the specifications of your delete policy, but that you want to keep. When an artifact matches the criteria for both a delete policy and a keep policy, the artifact is kept.

console

You can create a keep policy for a new or existing repository.

To add a keep policy to an existing repository:

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, select Dry run to test your new policy before committing to deleting any artifacts. You need to set at least one delete policy to view the results of your keep policy. For more information on seeing the results of the test, see dry run.

    Once you are certain your policies are working as intended, edit your repository settings again, and select Delete artifacts to apply your cleanup policies and delete the selected artifacts.

  4. Click Add a cleanup policy and add the following:

    • Name: Give the cleanup policy a name. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
    • Policy type: Select Conditional keep.
    • Tag state: indicates if the policy should check for tagged artifacts or untagged artifacts. Artifacts are tagged when pushing or pulling an image to or from a repository. For more on Docker tags, see Container concepts.

      • Any tag state: ignores tag state and applies to both tagged and untagged artifacts.
      • Tagged: only applies to tagged artifacts.
      • Untagged: only applies to untagged artifacts.

      Formats that don't support tags are treated as untagged. For more information on tag state as it applies to cleanup policies, see the TagState reference.

  5. The following are optional ways to define your keep policy:

    • Tag prefixes: is a comma-separated list of tag prefixes. For example, the prefixes test, and staging would match images with tags testenv and staging-1.5. tagState must be set to TAGGED to use tag prefixes.
    • Version prefixes: - is a comma-separated list of artifact version prefixes. For example v1, v2 would match versions v1.5, v2.0alpha, and v10.2.
    • Package prefixes: is a comma-separated list of artifact name prefixes. For example red, blue would match artifact names red-team, redis, and bluebird.
    • Older than: is a minimum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days. You can specify durations of seconds, minutes, hours, or days by appending s, m, h, or d respectively.
    • Newer than: is a maximum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days.
  6. You can add more cleanup policies by clicking Add a cleanup policy.

  7. Click Update.

    Your cleanup policy is applied to your repository.

JSON

The format is similar to a delete policy. For a keep policy, the value for action is {"type": "Keep"}.

{
  "name": "KEEP_POLICY_NAME",
  "action": {"type": "Keep"},
  "condition": {
    "tagState": "TAG_STATUS",
    "tagPrefixes": ["TAG_PREFIXES"],
    "versionNamePrefixes": ["VERSION_PREFIXES"],
    "packageNamePrefixes": ["PACKAGE_PREFIXES"],
    "olderThan": "OLDER_THAN_DURATION",
    "newerThan": "NEWER_THAN_DURATION"
  }
}

Replace the following:

  • KEEP_POLICY_NAME with the cleanup policy a name. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
  • TAG_STATUS with the tag state, which indicates if the policy should check for tagged artifacts or untagged artifacts. Artifacts are tagged when pushing or pulling an image to or from a repository. For more on Docker tags, see Container concepts.

    The options are:

    • tagged: only applies to tagged artifacts.
    • untagged: only applies to untagged artifacts.
    • any: applies to all versions

    Formats that don't support tags are treated as untagged. For more information on tag state as it applies to cleanup policies, see the TagState reference.

  • TAG_PREFIXES with a comma-separated list of tag prefixes. For example, the prefixes test, and staging would match images with tags testenv and staging-1.5. tagState must be set to TAGGED to use tag prefixes.

  • VERSION_PREFIXES with a comma-separated list of artifact version prefixes. For example v1, v2 would match versions v1.5, v2.0alpha, and v10.2.

  • PACKAGE_PREFIXES with a comma-separated list of artifact name prefixes. For example red, blue would match artifact names red-team, redis, and bluebird.

  • OLDER_THAN_DURATION with a minimum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days. You can specify durations of seconds, minutes, hours, or days by appending s, m, h, or d respectively.
  • NEWER_THAN_DURATION with a maximum time since an artifact version was uploaded to the repository, specified as a duration. For example, 30d is 30 days.

Create a most recent version keep policy

You can create a keep policy to keep a specific number of versions. You cannot use Conditional keep and Keep most recent versions criteria in the same keep policy.

Keep policies work with delete policies to keep artifacts that would be deleted according to the specifications of your delete policy, but that you want to keep. When an artifact matches the criteria for both a delete policy and a keep policy, the artifact is kept.

console

You can create a keep most recent versions policy for a new or existing repository.

To add a keep most recent versions policy to an existing repository:

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, select Dry run to test your new policy before committing to deleting any artifacts. You need to set at least one delete policy to view the results of your keep policy. For more information on seeing the results of the test, see dry run.

    Once you are certain your policies are working as intended, edit your repository settings again, and select Delete artifacts to apply your cleanup policies and delete the selected artifacts.

  4. Click Add a cleanup policy and add the following:

    • Name: Give the cleanup policy a name. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
    • Policy type: Select Keep most recent versions.
  5. In the Keep count field, enter the number of versions of an artifact to keep in your repository.

  6. Optional: select Package prefixes to specify package prefixes to apply the keep policy to. For example red, blue would match artifact names red-team, redis, and bluebird.

  7. You can add more cleanup policies by clicking Add a cleanup policy.

  8. Click Update.

    Your cleanup policy is applied to your repository. You can view your cleanup policies in the Repository details section by clicking Show more.

JSON

The format is similar to a delete policy. For a keep policy, the value for action is {"type": "Keep"}.

A keep policy for retaining a specific number of versions has a mostRecentVersions section instead of a condition section.

{
  "name": "KEEP_POLICY_NAME",
  "action": {"type": "Keep"},
  "mostRecentVersions": {
    "packageNamePrefixes": ["PACKAGE_PREFIXES"],
    "keepCount": MINIMUM_NUMBER
  }
}

Replace the following:

  • KEEP_POLICY_NAME with a name for your keep policy. The name must be unique within the group of policies that you apply to a repository.
  • PACKAGE_PREFIXES with the optional package prefixes to apply the keep policy to. For example red, blue would match artifact names red-team, redis, and bluebird.
  • MINIMUM_NUMBER with the number of versions of an artifact to keep in your repository.

To apply the keep policy to all packages in your repository, omit the packageNamePrefixes condition. The specified number of recent versions of each package in your repository are kept.

Example policy file

The following policy file example has one delete policy and two keep policies.

  • The delete-prerelease policy removes artifact versions 30 days after upload if the artifact starts with the string alpha or v0.
  • The keep-tagged-release policy retains artifacts tagged with the prefix release that have a file name starting with webapp or mobile.
  • The keep-minimum-versions policy retains the five most recent versions of artifacts that have a file name starting with webapp, mobile, or sandbox.
[
  {
    "name": "delete-prerelease",
    "action": {"type": "Delete"},
    "condition": {
      "tagState": "tagged",
      "tagPrefixes": ["alpha", "v0"],
      "olderThan": "30d"
    }
  },
  {
    "name": "keep-tagged-release",
    "action": {"type": "Keep"},
    "condition": {
      "tagState": "tagged",
      "tagPrefixes": ["release"],
      "packageNamePrefixes": ["webapp", "mobile"]
    }
  },
  {
    "name": "keep-minimum-versions",
    "action": {"type": "Keep"},
    "mostRecentVersions": {
      "packageNamePrefixes": ["webapp", "mobile", "sandbox"],
      "keepCount": 5
    }
  }
]

Test your policies with a dry run

To test your cleanup policies, you can set your cleanup policy to dry run in the console, or run the gcloud artifacts set-cleanup-policies command with the --dry-run flag.

To analyze the effect of your cleanup policies you can view the Artifact Registry Data access audit logs. To receive Data Access audit logs for cleanup policies, you must explicitly enable the data write type of data access audit logs. To enable data access audit logs, see Enable audit logs.

console

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, select Dry run.

  4. Click Add a cleanup policy and configure the options for your Conditional delete, Conditional keep, or Keep most recent versions policies.

  5. Click Update.

When a delete policy results in a BatchDeleteVersions action, the parameter validateOnly evaluates to "true".

To query audit logs for dry runs of your cleanup policies, run the following command:

gcloud logging read 'protoPayload.serviceName="artifactregistry.googleapis.com" AND protoPayload.request.parent="projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/LOCATION/repositories/REPOSITORY" AND protoPayload.request.validateOnly=true' \
    --resource-names="projects/PROJECT_ID" \
    --project=PROJECT_ID

The output resembles the following:

insertId: qwe123ty3
logName: projects/my-project/logs/cloudaudit.googleapis.com%2Fdata_access
operation:
  first: true
  id: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/operations/12345abc-fb9b-4b6f-b02c-9a397ee807d4
  producer: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
protoPayload:
  '@type': type.googleapis.com/google.cloud.audit.AuditLog
  authenticationInfo:
    principalEmail: service-774919394028@gcp-sa-staging-artreg.iam.gserviceaccount.com
  authorizationInfo:
  - granted: true
    permission: artifactregistry.versions.delete
    resource: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
    resourceAttributes: {}
  methodName: google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.ArtifactRegistry.BatchDeleteVersions
  request:
    '@type': type.googleapis.com/google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.BatchDeleteVersionsRequest
    names:
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:4bb3756e4e75dfbc3ced87521ed62b26d16fb4e17993ae6877165f2b6551fb55
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:e8185538b50df953529b300be4963b2c21158808becac7aa0d610f61de8ba701
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:7f7fb0a9453da49f831fe92eb8b1751be13acefe1bbd44cc3f0d63d41c422246
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:84ac871a34560b39dd7bde57b4d333f18a7e8c1b61c8d350c1fefeb1fcd2b3ac
parent: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
    validateOnly: true
  requestMetadata:
    callerIp: private
    callerSuppliedUserAgent: stubby_client
    destinationAttributes: {}
    requestAttributes:
      auth: {}
      time: '2023-05-26T04:31:21.909465579Z'
  resourceName: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
  serviceName: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
receiveTimestamp: '2023-05-26T04:31:22.641338594Z'
resource:
  labels:
    method: google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.ArtifactRegistry.BatchDeleteVersions
    project_id: my-project
    service: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
  type: audited_resource
severity: INFO
timestamp: '2023-05-26T04:31:21.909004200Z'

gcloud CLI

To do a dry run with your cleanup policies, run the following command:

gcloud artifacts repositories set-cleanup-policies REPOSITORY \
    --project=PROJECT_ID \
    --location=LOCATION \
    --policy=POLICY_FILE \
    --dry-run

Replace the following:

  • REPOSITORY with the name of the repository.
  • PROJECT_ID with the ID of your Google Cloud project.
  • LOCATION with the regional or multi-regional location of the repository.

When a delete policy results in a BatchDeleteVersions action, the parameter validateOnly evaluates to "true".

To query audit logs for dry runs of your cleanup policies, run the following command:

gcloud logging read 'protoPayload.serviceName="artifactregistry.googleapis.com" AND protoPayload.request.parent="projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/LOCATION/repositories/REPOSITORY" AND protoPayload.request.validateOnly=true' \
    --resource-names="projects/PROJECT_ID" \
    --project=PROJECT_ID

The output resembles the following:

insertId: qwe123ty3
logName: projects/my-project/logs/cloudaudit.googleapis.com%2Fdata_access
operation:
  first: true
  id: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/operations/12345abc-fb9b-4b6f-b02c-9a397ee807d4
  producer: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
protoPayload:
  '@type': type.googleapis.com/google.cloud.audit.AuditLog
  authenticationInfo:
    principalEmail: service-774919394028@gcp-sa-staging-artreg.iam.gserviceaccount.com
  authorizationInfo:
  - granted: true
    permission: artifactregistry.versions.delete
    resource: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
    resourceAttributes: {}
  methodName: google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.ArtifactRegistry.BatchDeleteVersions
  request:
    '@type': type.googleapis.com/google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.BatchDeleteVersionsRequest
    names:
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:4bb3756e4e75dfbc3ced87521ed62b26d16fb4e17993ae6877165f2b6551fb55
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:e8185538b50df953529b300be4963b2c21158808becac7aa0d610f61de8ba701
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:7f7fb0a9453da49f831fe92eb8b1751be13acefe1bbd44cc3f0d63d41c422246
    - projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/docker-load-thursday/versions/sha256:84ac871a34560b39dd7bde57b4d333f18a7e8c1b61c8d350c1fefeb1fcd2b3ac
parent: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
    validateOnly: true
  requestMetadata:
    callerIp: private
    callerSuppliedUserAgent: stubby_client
    destinationAttributes: {}
    requestAttributes:
      auth: {}
      time: '2023-05-26T04:31:21.909465579Z'
  resourceName: projects/my-project/locations/us-west1/repositories/docker-test-dryrun/packages/-
  serviceName: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
receiveTimestamp: '2023-05-26T04:31:22.641338594Z'
resource:
  labels:
    method: google.devtools.artifactregistry.v1.ArtifactRegistry.BatchDeleteVersions
    project_id: my-project
    service: artifactregistry.googleapis.com
  type: audited_resource
severity: INFO
timestamp: '2023-05-26T04:31:21.909004200Z'

Apply policies to a repository

Cleanup policies created in the Google Cloud console are applied on creation or update.

To use your cleanup policies defined in a local JSON file, apply them to repositories where you want Artifact Registry to handle automatic deletion of artifact versions by using the gcloud CLI.

You can only apply cleanup policies to standard repositories. You cannot apply cleanup policies to:

To apply cleanup policies, run the following command in the directory with your cleanup policy file.

gcloud artifacts repositories set-cleanup-policies REPOSITORY \
    --project=PROJECT_ID \
    --location=LOCATION \
    --policy=POLICY_FILE \
    --no-dry-run

Replace the following:

  • REPOSITORY with the name of the repository.
  • PROJECT_ID with the ID of your Google Cloud project.
  • LOCATION with the regional or multi-regional location of the repository.
  • --no-dry-run disables dry run functionality for the repository.
  • POLICY_FILE is the name of the file with the cleanup policy.

For example, the following command applies policies in policy.json to the repository my-repo in the region us-east1 in the project my-project.

gcloud artifacts repositories set-cleanup-policies my-repo \
    --project=my-project \
    --location=us-east1 \
    --policy=policy.json

Artifact Registry deletes and retains artifacts that match your policies using a background job that runs periodically. Changes should take effect within approximately one day.

Update a policy

console

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, click the name of the policy you want to set to modify.

  4. Edit the cleanup policy and click Update.

    Your cleanup policy is applied to your repository.

gcloud CLI

To update existing policies, edit the settings in your policy file and then run the following command to apply the policies again.

gcloud artifacts repositories set-cleanup-policies REPOSITORY \
    --project=PROJECT_ID \
    --location=LOCATION \
    --policy=POLICY_FILE \
    --no-dry-run

Replace the following:

  • REPOSITORY with the name of the repository.
  • PROJECT_ID with the ID of your Google Cloud project.
  • LOCATION with the regional or multi-regional location of the repository.
  • --no-dry-run disables dry run functionality for the repository.
  • POLICY_FILE is the name of the file with the cleanup policy.

List repository cleanup policies

You can view the cleanup policies associated with a repository.

console

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository you want to view.

  3. In the Repository details section, click Show more.

    The cleanup policies names are displayed.

  4. To view or edit the details of the repository's cleanup policies, click Edit Repository.

    Your existing cleanup policies details are listed in the Cleanup policies section.

gcloud CLI

Run the following command:

gcloud artifacts repositories list-cleanup-policies REPOSITORY \
    --project=PROJECT_ID \
    --location=LOCATION

Replace the following:

  • REPOSITORY with the name of the repository.
  • PROJECT_ID with the ID of your Google Cloud project.
  • LOCATION with the regional or multi-regional location of the repository.

Remove a policy from a repository

Remove a cleanup policy from a repository when you no longer want Artifact Registry to automatically delete artifact versions.

console

  1. Open the Repositories page in the Google Cloud console.

    Open the Repositories page

  2. In the repositories list, select the repository and click Edit Repository.

  3. In the Cleanup policies section, hover over the name of the policy you want to delete.

  4. Click the Delete icon.

  5. Click Update.

    The cleanup policy is deleted.

gcloud CLI

Run the following command:

gcloud artifacts repositories delete-cleanup-policies REPOSITORY \
    --policynames=POLICY_NAMES \
    --project=PROJECT_ID \
    --location=LOCATION

Replace the following:

  • REPOSITORY is the name of the repository.
  • PROJECT_IDis the ID of your Google Cloud project.
  • LOCATION is the regional or multi-regional location for the repository.
  • POLICY_NAMES is a comma-separated list of policy names for the policies you want to remove.

For example, the following command removes a policy named delete-test from the repository my-repo in the region us-east1 in the project my-project:

gcloud artifacts repositories delete-cleanup-policies my-repo \
    --policynames=delete-test \
    --project=my-project \
    --location=us-east1

Audit log entries for cleanup policies

To view cleanup policy log entries in Cloud Logging, you must enable DATA_WRITE logging.

When you set a cleanup policy on a repository, the operation is logged as an update to the repository (UpdateRepository operation).

When Artifact Registry deletes a version of an artifact, it logs the event in the Cloud Logging Data Access logs. The log entries show that the Artifact Registry service account performed the deletion. The Artifact Registry service account ID is in the format service-PROJECT-NUMBER@gcp-sa-artifactregistry.iam.gserviceaccount.com

Other tools

For container images, you can also use the following tools for image lifecycle management:

  • gcrane: A tool for container registries that you can use to copy images between repositories.
  • gcr-cleaner: A tool to delete container images based on specified criteria.

The gcrane and gcr-cleaner tools are not official Google products.