Introduction to Azure Container Registry - Container Management

What is Azure Container Registry?

Azure Container Registry is a managed Docker container registry service provided by Microsoft Azure. It allows organizations to store, manage, and secure Docker container images for use with Azure services and container platforms. Azure Container Registry simplifies container management and distribution.

Key Concepts and Features

Azure Container Registry offers several key concepts and features:

  • Image Repository: It provides a secure repository for storing container images, enabling versioning and efficient distribution.
  • Integration: Azure Container Registry seamlessly integrates with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and other container platforms, streamlining container deployments.
  • Security: It offers authentication, encryption, and role-based access control (RBAC) for secure access to container images.
  • Geo-Replication: You can replicate container images across different Azure regions for high availability and low-latency access.
  • Webhooks: Azure Container Registry supports webhooks for automation and triggering container image builds and deployments.

Managing Containers with Azure Container Registry

To manage containers using Azure Container Registry, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Azure Portal.
  2. Create an Azure Container Registry instance, specifying a unique name and resource group.
  3. Build and tag container images using Docker or your preferred containerization tool.
  4. Push container images to your Azure Container Registry for secure storage and distribution.
  5. Integrate your container orchestrator, such as AKS, with Azure Container Registry to pull and deploy container images as needed.

Sample Code

Here's an example of how to create an Azure Container Registry using Azure PowerShell:

# Define variables
$resourceGroupName = "MyResourceGroup"
$registryName = "MyContainerRegistry"
$location = "East US"
# Create an Azure Container Registry
az acr create --resource-group $resourceGroupName --name $registryName --sku Basic --location $location


Azure Container Registry simplifies container management and distribution in Azure environments. By securely storing and managing container images, organizations can ensure efficient deployments and achieve a high level of control over their containerized applications and services.