Secure and private provisioning
Kubernetes Docker registry
JFrog Artifactory: Your Kubernetes Registry
Use Case – Cloud-native container image build, test, deploy pipeline for Kubernetes with Artifactory
The 3 Kubernetes Essentials: Cluster, Pipeline, and Registry
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Docker registries serve as repositories for container images. They make it easy to manage different versions of images for the same container. Advanced registries also provide functionality that scans images for security vulnerabilities. Most registries also provide access control features so that you can place restrictions on who can view and deploy images.
In the remaining FAQs, we explain how to integrate Kubernetes with a Docker registry, using JFrog Artifactory as an example.
Kubernetes itself has no native Docker registry functionality. However, some Kubernetes distributions or services automatically integrate with specific Docker registries. For example, Red Hat OpenShift comes with a default registry. Some cloud-based Kubernetes services integrate natively with container registries hosted in the same clouds.
Most Kubernetes installations don’t offer registry support out-of-the-box. And even if your Kubernetes environment does feature a native registry integration, you may prefer to use an alternative registry (which is almost always possible).
By choosing a Docker registry option like Artifactory to host container images for your Kubernetes environment, you’ll benefit from several features unavailable in many other Docker registries, including security, local hosting, Docker Hub integration, and flexible artifact hosting.
The remaining FAQs are examples of how to get started and what you can do when integrating Artifactory with Kubernetes.
If you want to run Artifactory within your Kubernetes cluster, you can do so easily using the Artifactory Helm chart.
Search for and install the chart in your Kubernetes Web console to deploy it. Alternatively, install from the command line with:
helm repo add jfrog https://charts.jfrog.io
helm repo update
helm upgrade --install artifactory --namespace artifactory jfrog/artifactory
Note: The default settings are not for Production use.
To automate the deployment of Docker images on Kubernetes when using Artifactory as a Docker registry, you can set up a complete CI/CD pipeline. The resources below outline this process:
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