What is IBM Cloud Container Registry?

Store and distribute container images in a fully managed private registry. Push private images to conveniently run them in the IBM Cloud® Kubernetes Service and other runtime environments. Images are checked for security issues so you can make informed decisions about your deployments.

IBM Cloud Container Registry features

Threat insights

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


The IBM Cloud preferred image registry is preintegrated with the Kubernetes Service for your DevOps workflow using IBM Open Toolchain API or your existing CI/CD toolset.


Identity and Access Manager and Resource Groups provides fine-grained access controls to users within your IBM Cloud account. Integration with Docker Notary provides image signing capabilities.


Lite account: Free plan with limited resources

Storage: 0.5 GB free per month

Pull traffic: 5 GB free per month

Pay-as-you-go: Set limits to manage your costs

Storage: USD 0.05 per GB/month

Pull traffic: USD 0.08 per GB

Use cases

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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Diagram showing the process of setting up IBM Cloud Container Registry

Monitor the vulnerability of images

View information about potential vulnerabilities and the security of images in the IBM Cloud Container Registry public and private repositories with the IBM Cloud console.

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Diagram showing the process of monitoring vulnerabilities in IBM Cloud Container Registry

Manage image security with Vulnerability Advisor

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

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Diagram showing the process of managing image security with IBM Cloud Container Registry and Vulnerability Advisor

Get started for free

Try out IBM Cloud Container Registry to store and share your Docker images. Get 500 MB storage and 5 GB/month pull traffic on the Lite plan.