Amazon ECR (Elastic Container Registry) is a container image registry managed by AWS.


  • ECR provides private container image repositories.
  • You can integrate ECR with ECS or EKS to pull images.
  • It can be secured with resource-based permissions via IAM.
  • Supported Formats
    • Docker Images
    • OCI (Open Container Initiative) Images
    • OCI artifacts


  • Authorization Token
    • required to push/pull images to/from the ECR Repository
  • Repository
    • Image storage
  • Repository Polices
    • access control to repositories and images

Image Scanning

  • ECR scans images and identifies security vulnerabilities.
  • You can set the repository setting to scan images on push.

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