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. Container Security then imports the images from your registry and scans the images for vulnerabilities.

The amount of time Container Security takes to scan the images in your registry and display the results depends on the size and number of images you scan.

Note: If you use a connector to import and scan your images, Container Security may take up to several hours to display your images on the dashboard.

If your images do not appear on the dashboard within 24 hours of when you begin the import, contact Tenable Support.

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.

    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, Container Security 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: Container Security may abort scans for imported container images if the scans have been pending for 60 minutes. If Container Security aborts your scan, use the CS Scanner to scan your image or images. To download, configure, and run the CS Scanner, see Container Security Scanner.

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

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