Private repository policy examples - Amazon ECR

Private repository policy examples


The repository policy examples on this page are meant to be applied to Amazon ECR private repositories. They will not work properly if used with an IAM principal directly unless modified to specify the Amazon ECR repository as the resource. For more information on setting repository policies, see Setting a private repository policy statement.

Amazon ECR repository policies are a subset of IAM policies that are scoped for, and specifically used for, controlling access to individual Amazon ECR repositories. IAM policies are generally used to apply permissions for the entire Amazon ECR service but can also be used to control access to specific resources as well. For more information, see Repository policies vs IAM policies.

The following repository policy examples show permission statements that you could use to control access to your Amazon ECR private repositories.


Amazon ECR requires that users have permission to make calls to the ecr:GetAuthorizationToken API through an IAM policy before they can authenticate to a registry and push or pull any images from any Amazon ECR repository. Amazon ECR provides several managed IAM policies to control user access at varying levels; for more information, see Amazon Elastic Container Registry Identity-based policy examples.

Example: Allow one or more users

The following repository policy allows one or more users to push and pull images to and from a repository.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "AllowPushPull", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "AWS": [ "arn:aws:iam::account-id:user/push-pull-user-1", "arn:aws:iam::account-id:user/push-pull-user-2" ] }, "Action": [ "ecr:BatchGetImage", "ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability", "ecr:CompleteLayerUpload", "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer", "ecr:InitiateLayerUpload", "ecr:PutImage", "ecr:UploadLayerPart" ] } ] }

Example: Allow another account

The following repository policy allows a specific account to push images.


The account you are granting permissions to must have the Region you are creating the repository policy in enabled, otherwise an error will occur.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "AllowCrossAccountPush", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::account-id:root" }, "Action": [ "ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability", "ecr:CompleteLayerUpload", "ecr:InitiateLayerUpload", "ecr:PutImage", "ecr:UploadLayerPart" ] } ] }

The following repository policy allows some users to pull images (pull-user-1 and pull-user-2) while providing full access to another (admin-user).


For more complicated repository policies that are not currently supported in the AWS Management Console, you can apply the policy with the set-repository-policy AWS CLI command.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "AllowPull", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "AWS": [ "arn:aws:iam::account-id:user/pull-user-1", "arn:aws:iam::account-id:user/pull-user-2" ] }, "Action": [ "ecr:BatchGetImage", "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer" ] }, { "Sid": "AllowAll", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::account-id:user/admin-user" }, "Action": [ "ecr:*" ] } ] }

Example: Deny all

The following repository policy denies all users in all accounts the ability to pull images.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "DenyPull", "Effect": "Deny", "Principal": "*", "Action": [ "ecr:BatchGetImage", "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer" ] } ] }

Example: Restricting access to specific IP addresses

The following example denies permissions to any user to perform any Amazon ECR operations when applied to a repository from a specific range of addresses.

The condition in this statement identifies the 54.240.143.* range of allowed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) IP addresses.

The Condition block uses the NotIpAddress conditions and the aws:SourceIp condition key, which is an AWS-wide condition key. For more information about these condition keys, see AWS Global Condition Context Keys. The aws:sourceIp IPv4 values use the standard CIDR notation. For more information, see IP Address Condition Operators in the IAM User Guide.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Id": "ECRPolicyId1", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "IPAllow", "Effect": "Deny", "Principal": "*", "Action": "ecr:*", "Condition": { "NotIpAddress": { "aws:SourceIp": "" } } } ] }

Example: Allow an AWS service

The following repository policy allows AWS CodeBuild access to the Amazon ECR API actions necessary for integration with that service. When using the following example, you should use the aws:SourceArn and aws:SourceAccount condition keys to scope which resources can assume these permissions. For more information, see Amazon ECR sample for CodeBuild in the AWS CodeBuild User Guide.

{ "Version":"2012-10-17", "Statement":[ { "Sid":"CodeBuildAccess", "Effect":"Allow", "Principal":{ "Service":"" }, "Action":[ "ecr:BatchGetImage", "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer" ], "Condition":{ "ArnLike":{ "aws:SourceArn":"arn:aws:codebuild:region:123456789012:project/project-name" }, "StringEquals":{ "aws:SourceAccount":"123456789012" } } } ] }