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May 15, 2023
Container Registry is deprecated and is superseded by Artifact Registry.
After May 15, 2024. Google Cloud projects without previous Container Registry usage
will only host images for the
gcr.io domain in Artifact Registry.
Use the following information to help you move to Artifact Registry:
October 01, 2022
New pricing for Cloud Storage takes effect October 1, 2022. Since the cost of Container Registry storage and network egress is based on Cloud Storage pricing, this new pricing applies to Container Registry usage.
The most relevant change for Container Registry is the new network egress pricing for Cloud Storage:
Reading data in a Cloud Storage bucket located in a multi-region from a Google Cloud service located in a region on the same continent is no longer free. Instead, such moves are priced the same as general data moves between different locations on the same continent. Since Container Registry only runs in multi-regions, egress to services that only run in regions like Cloud Run and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is always charged.
Network egress within Google Cloud no longer depends on the monthly egress traffic you have from your bucket. Instead, pricing is only determined by the locations involved.
Artifact Registry does not currently charge for network egress from a multi-regional repository to a Google Cloud service in a region on the same continent. Learn about transitioning to Artifact Registry.
February 02, 2021
On-Demand Scanning is available in Preview. You can manually scan container images stored locally on your computer or remotely in Container Registry. To get started with manual scanning, see On-Demand Scanning quickstart
October 05, 2020
Starting October 5, the Container Registry Service Agent is granted the Container Registry Service Agent IAM role by default when you enable the Container Registry API. Previously, this account was granted the Editor role.
To learn more about this change and how to update the role on an existing Container Registry service account with Editor permissions, see the Container Registry access control documentation
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 Transitioning 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.