Document history - Amazon ECR

Document history

The following table describes the important changes to the documentation since the last release of Amazon ECR. We also update the documentation frequently to address the feedback that you send us.

Change Description Date

Expanded replication support

Amazon ECR added support for filtering which repositories are replicated. For more information, see Private image replication.

21 September 2021

AWS managed policies for Amazon ECR

Amazon ECR added documentation of AWS managed policies. For more information, see AWS managed policies for Amazon Elastic Container Registry.

24 June 2021

Cross-Region and cross-account replication

Amazon ECR added support for configuring replication settings for your private registry. For more information, see Private registry settings.

8 December 2020

OCI artifact support

Amazon ECR added support for pushing and pulling Open Container Initiative (OCI) artifacts. A new parameter artifactMediaType was added to the DescribeImages API response to indicate the type of artifact.

For more information, see Pushing a Helm chart.

24 August 2020

Encryption at rest

Amazon ECR added support for configuring encryption for your repositories using server-side encryption with customer managed keys stored in AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS).

For more information, see Encryption at rest.

29 July 2020

Multi-architecture images

Amazon ECR added support for creating and pushing Docker manifest lists which are used for multi-architecture images.

For more information, see Pushing a multi-architecture image.

28 April 2020

Amazon ECR Usage Metrics

Amazon ECR added CloudWatch usage metrics which provides visiblity into your account's resource usage. You also have the ability to create CloudWatch alarms from both the CloudWatch and Service Quotas consoles to get alerts when your usage approaches your applied service quota.

For more information, see Amazon ECR usage metrics.

28 Feb 2020

Updated Amazon ECR service quotas

Updated the Amazon ECR service quotas to include per-API quotas.

For more information, see Amazon ECR service quotas.

19 Feb 2020

Added get-login-password command

Added support for get-login-password, which provides a simple and secure method for retrieving an authorization token.

For more information, see Using an authorization token.

4 Feb 2020

Image Scanning

Added support for image scanning, which helps in identifying software vulnerabilities in your container images. Amazon ECR uses the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) database from the open source CoreOS Clair project and provides you with a list of scan findings.

For more information, see Image scanning.

24 Oct 2019

VPC Endpoint Policy

Added support for setting an IAM policy on the Amazon ECR interface VPC endpoints.

For more information, see Create an endpoint policy for your Amazon ECR VPC endpoints.

26 Sept 2019

Image Tag Mutability

Added support for configuring a repository to be immutable to prevent image tags from being overwritten.

For more information, see Image tag mutability.

25 July 2019

Interface VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink)

Added support for configuring interface VPC endpoints powered by AWS PrivateLink. This allows you to create a private connection between your VPC and Amazon ECR without requiring access over the internet, through a NAT instance, a VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect.

For more information, see Amazon ECR interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink).

25 Jan 2019

Resource tagging

Amazon ECR added support for adding metadata tags to your repositories.

For more information, see Tagging an Amazon ECR repository.

18 Dec 2018

Amazon ECR Name Change

Amazon Elastic Container Registry is renamed (previously Amazon EC2 Container Registry). 21 Nov 2017

Lifecycle Policies

Amazon ECR lifecycle policies enable you to specify the lifecycle management of images in a repository.

For more information, see Lifecycle policies.

11 Oct 2017

Amazon ECR support for Docker image manifest 2, schema 2

Amazon ECR now supports Docker Image Manifest V2 Schema 2 (used with Docker version 1.10 and newer).

For more information, see Container image manifest formats.

27 Jan 2017

Amazon ECR General Availability

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) is a managed AWS Docker registry service that is secure, scalable, and reliable.

21 Dec 2015