What is IBM Cloud Container Registry?

Detach the containers registry from IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. Store and distribute Docker images via a stateless, highly scalable server side application.

IBM Cloud Container Registry features


Advanced capabilities like vulnerability scanning, malware detection, deployment policy enforcement, and comprehensive risk assessment and prioritization. Provide security compliance insight and controls over static images and live containers.

Image distribution

Control the distribution pipeline for your images. Deploy from an existing Docker registry (i.e., DockerHub, Quay, Artifactory, etc).


IBM Cloud preferred image registry; pre-integrated with our container service for your in-house development workflow.

Powered by Kubernetes and Docker

Built on Docker technology and Kubernetes APIs for a single, consistent experience across different cloud infrastructures. We'll manage the master nodes; you customize the worker nodes.

Security is built in, not bolted on

Automated encryption, private registries, isolation policies and continuous scanning of Docker images and deployed apps means your production environment will be more secure than either bare metal or a virtual machine.

Cloud and Watson at your fingertips

Over 130 services available to enrich your app, including cognitive, persistent storage, analytics, and identity and access management.

Get up and running with these how-to's

Set up the IBM Cloud Container Registry CLI and your registry namespace

Install the IBM Cloud Container Registry CLI to use the command line to manage your namespaces and Docker images in the IBM Cloud private registry.

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Install the CLI

Monitor the vulnerability of images

You can view information about potential vulnerabilities, and the security of images in the IBM Cloud Container Registry public and private repositories by using the IBM Cloud console.

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Monitor Image Vulnerability

Manage image security with Vulnerability Advisor

Vulnerability Advisor checks the security status of container images that are provided by IBM, third parties, or added to your organization's registry namespace.

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Vulnerability Advisor

Create your own repositories

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