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Azure Container Registry

A registry of Docker and Open Container Initiative (OCI) images, with support for all OCI artifacts

Simplify container lifecycle management

Build, store, secure, scan, replicate, and manage container images and artifacts with a fully managed, geo-replicated instance of OCI distribution. Connect across environments, including Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Red Hat OpenShift, and across Azure services like App Service, Machine Learning, and Batch.

Geo-replication to efficiently manage a single registry across multiple regions

OCI artifact repository for adding Helm charts, Singularity support, and new OCI artifact-supported formats

Automated container building and patching including base image updates and task scheduling

Integrated security with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication, role-based access control, Docker Content Trust, and virtual network integration

Store your container images and beyond

Enable fast, scalable retrieval of container workloads. Azure Container Registry handles private Docker container images as well as related content formats, such as Helm charts, OCI artifacts, and images built to the OCI image format specification.

Get started with OCI artifacts

Utilize pipelines for development and patching

Streamline building, testing, pushing, and deploying images to Azure with Azure Container Registry Tasks. For example, extend your development inner-loop to the cloud by offloading docker build operations to Azure with az acr build. Configure tasks to automatically rebuild application images when base images are updated, or automate image builds when your team commits code to a Git repository. Create multi-step tasks to automate building, testing, and patching multiple container images in parallel, in the cloud. Automate time-based tasks with Task Scheduling.

Start building and patching containers

Scale globally with a few clicks

Enable a single registry to serve users and hosts wherever they are, with multi-master geo-replication. Synchronize an artifact across all replicas by pushing it to any one replica. Speed up deployment by using regionalized webhooks to receive notifications when a local pull becomes available.

Replicate a registry

Put private images on a private network

Get both the security of a private network and the robustness of a managed, geo-replicated service, using Azure Virtual Network integration and firewall rules. Restrict access to your registry to services deployed within a virtual network—for example, to an Azure Kubernetes Service instance.

Help protect your artifacts

Help safeguard content delivery with Content Trust

Ensure the content you pull from the registry is the content run on the node. Sign container images you push to the registry and configure image consumers to verify image integrity upon pulling.

Enable Docker Content Trust

Check images with Azure Security Center integration

Continuously scan images on Azure Container Registry. Discover known vulnerabilities in packages or other dependencies defined in the container image file. Receive vulnerability assessments and recommendations, including specific remediation guidance.

Start using Security Center

Why trust Azure Container Registry?

Flexible pricing keeps you in control

Choose from multiple service tiers with predictable pricing and options for aligning to the capacity and usage patterns of your registry in Azure.

Get started today

Get started with free units of Container Registry Standard tier, plus a $200 credit, by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to create a container registry with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

Streamline your container development pipeline with ACR Tasks.

Developer resources


Push your first image or artifact.

Build and patch images with Tasks.

Explore concepts, tutorials, and how-to guides.

Microsoft Learn

Administer containers in Azure with free, hands-on, step-by-step learning modules.

Trusted by companies of all sizes

Maritime builder scales up with Azure

DNV GL uses Azure Container Registry for storing and managing private Docker container images. And it uses Tasks to build and prepare machine learning apps for data scientists to run in an internal analytics platform.


Alaska Airlines shifts to the cloud and container-based delivery

Learn how the company used Azure Container Registry to transition to a container-based model. It just took adding a few steps to their Azure DevOps build pipeline.

Alaska Airlines

UK financial firm pioneers next-generation ecosystem

Finastra uses Azure Container Registry to simplify container development and audit data residency. Built-in scaling allows the team to manage costs and meet changes in demand.


Frequently asked questions about Azure Container Registry

  • Authenticate through Azure Active Directory user, service principal, or admin login, or through Azure managed identity.
  • See Azure Container Registry best practices and recommendations for tagging and versioning container images.
  • Yes. See documentation from Twistlock and Aqua.
  • Yes, you can use trusted images in Azure Container Registry by enabling integrated Docker Notary. Learn more.

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