Artifact Registry is the recommended service for managing container images. Container Registry is still supported but will only receive critical security fixes. Learn about transitioning to Artifact Registry.

Enabling and disabling the service

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

See Pricing for information about charges for Container Registry.

See the Container Analysis documentation for information about enabling Container Analysis APIs and pricing for vulnerability scanning.

Enabling service

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

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

  4. Install and initialize Cloud SDK if it is not already installed. To update an existing installation, run the command gcloud components update.
  5. Enable the API from Cloud Console or with the following gcloud command:
    gcloud services enable

Disabling service

To disable the API from the Cloud Console:


  1. Go to the API Overview page for Container 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

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