Pulling an image from the Amazon ECR Public Gallery - Amazon ECR Public

Pulling an image from the Amazon ECR Public Gallery

If you would like to run a Docker image that is available in Amazon ECR Public, you can pull it to your local environment with the docker pull command. You can do this from any public repository. Every public repository created on Amazon ECR Public is available on the Amazon ECR Public Gallery. Visit the Amazon ECR Public Gallery at https://gallery.ecr.aws. For more information, see Using the Amazon ECR Public Gallery.

Amazon ECR Public supports both unauthenticated and authenticated pulls from public repositories. There are separate service quotas for each type of image pull. For more information, see Amazon ECR Public service quotas.

  • An unauthenticated pull is a pull without an auth token. You can confirm whether there is an auth token in your Docker configuration by checking your ~/.docker/config.json file. If you've previously authenticated to Amazon ECR Public but you want to perform an unauthenticated pull, you can logout using the docker logout public.ecr.aws command which will remove the auth token from your Docker configuration file.

  • An authenticated pull requires that you authenticate to Amazon ECR Public prior to the pull request. For more information, see Registry authentication.

Note

For authenticated pulls, Amazon ECR Public requires that users have permission to make calls to the ecr-public:GetAuthorizationToken and sts:GetServiceBearerToken API through an IAM policy before they can authenticate to Amazon ECR Public and pull an image from a public repository.

To pull a public image from the Amazon ECR Public Gallery

  1. Identify the image to pull. You can view the available public repositories on the Amazon ECR Public Gallery at https://gallery.ecr.aws.

  2. For authenticated pulls, you must authenticate your Docker client to the Amazon ECR public registry. Authentication tokens are valid for 12 hours. For more information, see Registry authentication.

    Note

    For unauthenticated pulls, you can skip this step.

  3. Pull the image using the docker pull command. The image name format should be registry_alias/repository[:tag] to pull by tag, or registry_alias/repository[@digest] to pull by digest.

    docker pull public.ecr.aws/registry_alias/repository:tag