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March 16, 2020
Artifact Registry, the evolution of Container Registry, is now available in beta. It includes support for Docker as well as Maven and npm package formats.
If you currently use Container Registry, see Planning for the upgrade from Container Registry for more information.
September 20, 2019
Container Analysis is now Generally Available.
See the documentation for information on how to scan container images for vulnerabilities as well as how to to store and retrieve metadata for container images.
August 26, 2019
V1 Version of the Container Analysis API is now Generally Available.
See the documentation for details about the API.
September 06, 2018
Container Analysis is now available in Beta.
See the documentation for information on how to store and retrieve metadata for container images in Container Registry.
November 22, 2017
Container Analysis is now available in Alpha.
See the documentation for information on how to get vulnerability scanning results.
October 26, 2017
Pub/Sub notifications feature is now available in Beta. See the documentation for more information on how to configure notifications.
March 01, 2017
V1 Version of Docker Registry API is now deprecated.
November 29, 2016
Container Registry now supports the Docker V2 image manifest, schema version 2.
August 05, 2016
The Docker client now allows users to specify a credential store, which acts as a delegate to generate the credentials that are used to authenticate requests to repositories. The Container Registry credential helper, docker-credential-gcr, simplifies authentication for all use cases, including working on a developer machine, working on a VM, and using a service account. This means you no longer have to use the Cloud SDK with Container Registry.
July 31, 2016
Added the Registry API
catalog command. Container Registry now implements
the catalog feature as described by the Docker Registry API specification.
June 22, 2016
Container Registry now offers a Docker Hub mirror. When a user adds the
--registry-mirror=https://<us|eu|asia>-mirror.gcr.io flag to
their Docker daemon, any attempt to pull an image from Docker Hub results in a
call to Container Registry. If the image is found in
the Container Registry mirror, it is pulled from there, and no call is made
to Docker Hub. If the image is not found, the client gets a 404 result and
can then make a call to Docker Hub to download the image.
June 13, 2016
The Container Registry user interface now shows Docker Registry V2 image formats and V2 image digests.
November 13, 2015
Implemented V2 of the Docker Registry API. See Docker Registry HTTP API V2.
June 22, 2015
Container Registry moved from Beta to GA.
November 12, 2014
Container Registry Beta.
Container Registry is a new service that provides private container repositories for Google Cloud Platform customers to support container development and deployment workflows. Container Registry is currently in Beta; it is suitable for experimentation and is intended to provide an early view of the production service, but customers are strongly encouraged not to run production workloads on it.