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  1. ACR- Auto Purge

    As registries are filled with automated image builds, they wind up filling with layers that never get used. Auto-purge will track image usage and move unused layers to a recycle bin, allowing subsequent purging. The feature will be configured and managed, with reasonable defaults, assuring you'll never lose anything you really wanted to keep.

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    • ACR-Limit Endpoint Access

      Limit registry endpoint access to a fixed set of IPs.
      This does become a bit challenging as IPs can frequently change as nodes come/go. Please help us understand your specific needs.

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      • 23 votes
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        • 15 votes
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          • ACR - Custom Role Just To Push Images (no deletion/overwrite)

            Our goal is to allow development teams to push new images but not delete or overwrite images as this is critical to building a trusted workflow. There is not much point in testing build and doing security checks if what is in the repository can be overwritten with some other build and we really don’t want to have to build a middle layer to mitigate the lack of basic access control. Contributor role has too many permissions.

            13 votes
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            • Configure permissions at a repository level

              Allow individualized access to various repositories within a registry. Enable setting Reader, Contributor or Owner access levels at the repository level.

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              • Enable anonymous access to registries

                I'd like to be able to configure a repository for anonymous, read-only (pull) access. I intend to use anonymous access to give contributors to my open source project access to a per-configured development environment and to enable CI testing atop Travis CI.

                12 votes
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                  ACR will support anonymous access. The concern is an anonymous registry could initiate a lot of activity that we want to protect noisy neighbor challenges with a multi-tenant service. We will likely enable this feature with CDN capabilities, but we haven’t yet finalized that plan.
                  Feedback for the expectations of anonymous registry would be helpful.
                  Are you looking for low volume access, and ok if high volume access would limit concurrent pulls to a standard or premium registry constraint? https://aka.ms/acr/skus
                  Or, would you be ok that an anonymous registry would require a premium+ type tier that included CDN?

                • Support repository description fields like Docker Hub

                  Docker hub supports "short description" and markdown in the "full description" filed. We need the same for ACR, so one can share/publish registries for one's customers to consume.

                  10 votes
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                  • 9 votes
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                    • Ability to configure Azure Container Registry

                      It would be great to have ability to configure ACR, especially ability to protect images from being overwritten (except images with "latest" tag).

                      8 votes
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                      • Multi-Arch Tooling Support

                        Building multi-arch images is typically associated with a few set of images that framework vendors must maintain, such as dotnetcore which supports both Linux and Windows. However, as IoT expands, the average developer will need to build multi-arch images to deal with the vast number of architectures supported by devices. ACR will support the automated building and maintaining of multi-arch manifests.

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                        • 6 votes
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                          • Provide Usage Telemetry of Image Usage within the Azure Portal

                            Which images are being pulled the most. What are the image sizes. Who's pulling images, and where are they deployed?

                            6 votes
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                            • Add Powershell Management alongside Azure CLI

                              Well, the subject pretty much sums it up. Having the ability to manage repositories and images with PowerShell would be very useful. To be honest, the only reason I have the Azure CLI installed is for ACR operations.

                              5 votes
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                              • Make Service Principals Easier To Configure for Headless Scenarios

                                az acr login enables individual identity when working locally. However, headless scenarios like Continuous Build and Deployment solutions need authentication, that isn't tied to a person. Azure Active Directory provides Service Principals for just this scenario. However, Service Principals are difficult to configure and manage. ACR would make it easier to configure and manage service principals.

                                4 votes
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                                • Auto-Build with OS & Framework Patching

                                  Containers include a portion of the base OS & Development Framework. As base image updates are available, customers need a means to be notified, having their images rebuilt. This involves a number of primitives, such as web hooks and base image caching. It also requires a scalable, multi-tenant infrastructure to build images as they get updated. Using multi-stage dockerfiles, a connection to your git repo, customers will be able to hook automated builds, which can also trigger tests to enable automated workflows.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Expose ACR Audit logs to enduser

                                    Please expose ACR Audit logs to endusers so that they can see a trail of who downloaded/ pushed images to a registry.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Registry Backup/Restore

                                      Enable Backup and point in time restore of Registry

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                                      • Run docker-machine in an Azure Container Instance

                                        Docker-machine is the easiest tool for creating containers to be pushed to ACR. It is also currently the only way to use docker in the Azure shell. it is especially important for large images, since push requires an ACR login, and if you push the image from your local machine, that may timeout before the push is complete. Since the Docker Machine sits in the Azure network, this problem goes away.

                                        Currently docker-machine has an Azure driver but that creates a VM which has to be managed and monitored like any other virtual machine (updates, security, etc, etc). It would…

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                                        • ACR build should honor .dockerignore

                                          ACR build is awesome. However, one minor problem I've run into is that it does not appear to honor .dockerignore files when submitting the build context to ACR.

                                          For example, I'm trying to build a docker image containing a ASP.NET Core application using the default dockerfiles created by Visual Studio 2017.

                                          I also have a .dockerignore file that ignores "**/*/.vs". But trying to use az acr build fails if the project is opened in Visual Studio with:

                                          [Errno 13] Permission denied: '.\\.vs\\ProjectName\\v15\\Server\\sqlite3\\db.lock'

                                          Same exact thing builds cleanly on local docker install.

                                          So it seems that "az acr build" is not…

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