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Configure an AWS ECR Connector to Import Images

Required User Role: Administrator

To import and analyze images hosted in an Amazon Web Service (AWS) Elastic Container Registry (ECR), you must configure your AWS ECR connector.

Before you begin:

  • Activate your account and log in to Container Security, as described in Log in to Container Security.
  • Confirm the images you want to import are stored in your organization's container registry.

To configure a connector to an AWS Elastic Container Registry:

  1. In the Connectors section of the Container Security dashboard, click Import.

    The Select a Connector plane appears.

  2. In the Container Security section, click AWS Elastic Container Registry.
  3. In the URL box, type the fully-qualified domain name of your ECR deployment (e.g.,
  4. In the User Name box, type AWS.
  5. In the Password box, type the base 64-encoded password used in the docker login command, which is generated by AWS CLI.

    Note: AWS ECR passwords expire every 12 hours. You must refresh your AWS token if more than 12 hours passes between imports of the same registry.

    Tip: If your ECR is in the us-east-2 region, you can run the aws ecr get-login --region us-east-2 command to get the docker login command.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To save the connector, click Save.

      Note: If you click Save, saves your configured connector but does not import your assets. To launch a manual import for the connector, see Launch a Connector Import Manually in the Vulnerability Management User Guide.

    • To save the connector and import your assets from the registry, click Save & Import.

      Note: There may be a short delay before your assets appear in

  7. (Optional) Click Back to configure another connector.

What to do next:

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