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[ aws . ecr ]



Starts an image vulnerability scan. An image scan can only be started once per day on an individual image. This limit includes if an image was scanned on initial push. For more information, see Image Scanning in the Amazon Elastic Container Registry User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--registry-id <value>]
--repository-name <value>
--image-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--registry-id (string)

The AWS account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository in which to start an image scan request. If you do not specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

--repository-name (string)

The name of the repository that contains the images to scan.

--image-id (structure)

An object with identifying information for an Amazon ECR image.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "imageDigest": "string",
  "imageTag": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To start an image vulnerability scan

The following start-image-scan example starts an image scan for and specified by the image digest in the specified repository.

aws ecr start-image-scan \
    --repository-name sample-repo \
    --image-id imageDigest=sha256:74b2c688c700ec95a93e478cdb959737c148df3fbf5ea706abe0318726e885e6


   "registryId": "012345678910",
   "repositoryName": "sample-repo",
   "imageId": {
       "imageDigest": "sha256:74b2c688c700ec95a93e478cdb959737c148df3fbf5ea706abe0318726e885e6"
   "imageScanStatus": {
       "status": "IN_PROGRESS"

For more information, see Image Scanning in the Amazon ECR User Guide.


registryId -> (string)

The registry ID associated with the request.

repositoryName -> (string)

The repository name associated with the request.

imageId -> (structure)

An object with identifying information for an Amazon ECR image.

imageDigest -> (string)

The sha256 digest of the image manifest.

imageTag -> (string)

The tag used for the image.

imageScanStatus -> (structure)

The current state of the scan.

status -> (string)

The current state of an image scan.

description -> (string)

The description of the image scan status.