Amazon ECR
User Guide (API Version 2015-09-21)

Using Amazon ECR Images with Amazon EKS

You can use your Amazon ECR images with Amazon EKS, but you need to satisfy some prerequisites:

  • The Amazon EKS worker node IAM role (NodeInstanceRole) that you use with your worker nodes must possess the following IAM policy permissions for Amazon ECR.

    { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability", "ecr:BatchGetImage", "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer", "ecr:GetAuthorizationToken" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }


    If you used eksctl or the AWS CloudFormation templates in Getting Started with Amazon EKS to create your cluster and worker node groups, these IAM permissions are applied to your worker node IAM role by default.

  • When referencing an image from Amazon ECR, you must use the full registry/repository:tag naming for the image. For example,