A development v2 Docker Registry on Docker for Mac
Update (2016-04-25): I use a
json command below that you can install via
npm install -g json. See https://trentm.com/json/.
I got a key to the beta Docker for Mac recently and I’m working at updating Joyent’s node.js Docker Registry client for some recent Docker Distribution changes. I wanted to play around with a local registry running in my Docker for Mac. This post shows how.
With Docker on Linux a local dev registry container would be on locahost.
The Docker Engine special cases registries on “localhost”, treating them
as “insecure”, meaning it uses http for access and avoiding the need for you
to setup a TLS proxy and certs. The way to do that for a registry not on
localhost is to use
But how to set that on Docker for Mac? That was the only (small) hurdle.
Start a v2 registry:
docker pull registry:2 docker run --name reg2 -d --restart=always -p 5000:5000 registry:2
Get the registry container’s host and port:
$ docker port reg2 5000/tcp -> 192.168.64.2:5000
Use the Docker-for-Mac config tool “pinata” to set insecure-registries:
cd /Applications/Docker.app/Contents/Resources/bin ./pinata.bin get daemon \ | json -e 'this["insecure-registries"] = ["192.168.64.2:5000"]' -0 \ | ./pinata.bin set daemon -
Now you should be able to push an image to it:
docker pull alpine:latest docker tag alpine:latest 192.168.64.2:5000/alpine:latest docker push 192.168.64.2:5000/alpine:latest