Docker Registry credentials

Set Docker registry credentials

Setting Docker Registry Credentials

To authenticate with private Docker registries, DuploCloud utilizes Kubernetes secrets of type This process involves specifying the registry URL and credentials in a .dockerconfigjson format, which can be done in two ways:

  • Base64 Encoded Username and Password: Encode the username and password in Base64 and include it in the .dockerconfigjson secret.

  • Raw Username and Password: Directly use the username and password in the secret without Base64 encoding. This method is supported and simplifies the process by not requiring the auth field to be Base64 encoded.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Docker -> Services.

  2. From the Docker list box, select Docker Credentials. The Set Docker registry Creds pane displays.

  3. Supply the credentials in the required format and click Submit.

  4. Enable the Docker Shell Service by selecting Enable Docker Shell from the Docker list box.

If you encounter errors such as pull access denied or fail to resolve references due to authorization issues, ensure the secret is correctly configured and referenced in your service configuration. For non-default repositories, explicitly code the imagePullSecrets with the name of the Docker authentication secret to resolve image-pulling issues, as in the example below:

  - name: docker-qa-auth

Adding multiple Docker Registry Credentials

You can pull images from multiple Docker registries by adding multiple Docker Registry Credentials.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, click Administrator-> Plan. The Plans page displays.

  2. Select the Plan in the Name column.

  3. Click the Config tab.

  4. Click Add. The Add Config pane displays.

Passing Docker Credentials using Environment Variables

Docker Credentials can be passed using the Environment Variables config field in the Add Service Basic Options page. This method is particularly useful for dynamically supplying credentials without hardcoding them into your service configurations. Refer to the Kubernetes Configs and Secrets section for more details on using environment variables to pass secrets.

Ensure all required secrets, like imagePullSecrets for Docker authentication, are correctly added and referenced in the service configuration to avoid invalid config issues with a service. Reviewing the service configuration for any missing or incorrectly specified parameters is crucial for smooth operation.

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