Image controller configuration parameters

The image.config.openshift.io/cluster resource offers the following configuration parameters.

Parameter Description

Image

Holds cluster-wide information about how to handle images. The canonical, and only valid name is cluster.

spec: Holds user-settable values for configuration. You can edit the spec subsection.

status: Holds observed values from the cluster.

ImageSpec

allowedRegistriesForImport: Limits the container image registries from which normal users may import images. Set this list to the registries that you trust to contain valid images, and that you want applications to be able to import from. Users with permission to create images or ImageStreamMappings from the API are not affected by this policy. Typically only cluster administrators will have the appropriate permissions.

additionalTrustedCA: A reference to a ConfigMap containing additional CAs that should be trusted during ImageStream import, pod image pull, openshift-image-registry pullthrough, and builds.

The namespace for this ConfigMap is openshift-config. The format of the ConfigMap is to use the registry hostname as the key, and the PEM-encoded certificate as the value, for each additional registry CA to trust.

registrySources: Contains configuration that determines how the container runtime should treat individual registries when accessing images for builds and pods. For instance, whether or not to allow insecure access. It does not contain configuration for the internal cluster registry.

ImageStatus

internalRegistryHostname: Set by the Image Registry Operator, which controls the internalRegistryHostname. It sets the hostname for the default internal image registry. The value must be in hostname[:port] format. For backward compatibility, you can still use the OPENSHIFT_DEFAULT_REGISTRY environment variable, but this setting overrides the environment variable.

externalRegistryHostnames: Provides the hostnames for the default external image registry. The external hostname should be set only when the image registry is exposed externally. The first value is used in publicDockerImageRepository field in ImageStreams. The value must be in hostname[:port] format.

RegistryLocation

Contains a location of the registry specified by the registry domain name. The domain name might include wildcards.

domainName: Specifies a domain name for the registry. In case the registry uses a non-standard (80 or 443) port, the port should be included in the domain name as well.

insecure: Insecure indicates whether the registry is secure or insecure. By default, if not otherwise specified, the registry is assumed to be secure.

RegistrySources

Holds cluster-wide information about how to handle the registries config.

insecureRegistries: Registries which do not have a valid TLS certificate or only support HTTP connections.

blockedRegistries: Blacklisted for image pull and push actions. All other registries are allowed.

allowedRegistries: Whitelisted for image pull and push actions. All other registries are blocked.

Only one of blockedRegistries or allowedRegistries may be set

Configuring image settings

You can configure image registry settings by editing the image.config.openshift.io/cluster resource. The Machine Config Operator (MCO) watches the `image.config.openshift.io/cluster`for any changes to registries and reboots the nodes when it detects changes.

Procedure
  1. Edit the image.config.openshift.io/cluster custom resource:

    $ oc edit image.config.openshift.io/cluster

    The following is an example image.config.openshift.io/cluster resource:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Image(1)
    metadata:
      annotations:
        release.openshift.io/create-only: "true"
      creationTimestamp: "2019-05-17T13:44:26Z"
      generation: 1
      name: cluster
      resourceVersion: "8302"
      selfLink: /apis/config.openshift.io/v1/images/cluster
      uid: e34555da-78a9-11e9-b92b-06d6c7da38dc
    spec:
      allowedRegistriesForImport:(2)
        - domainName: quay.io
          insecure: false
      additionalTrustedCA:(3)
        name: myconfigmap
      registrySources:(4)
        insecureRegistries:(5)
        - insecure.com
        blockedRegistries:(6)
        - untrusted.com
    status:
      internalRegistryHostname: image-registry.openshift-image-registry.svc:5000
    1 Image: Holds cluster-wide information about how to handle images. The canonical, and only valid name is cluster.
    2 allowedRegistriesForImport: Limits the container image registries from which normal users may import images. Set this list to the registries that you trust to contain valid images, and that you want applications to be able to import from. Users with permission to create images or ImageStreamMappings from the API are not affected by this policy. Typically only cluster administrators will have the appropriate permissions.
    3 additionalTrustedCA: A reference to a ConfigMap containing additional CAs that should be trusted during ImageStream import, pod image pull, openshift-image-registry pullthrough, and builds. The namespace for this ConfigMap is openshift-config. The format of the ConfigMap is to use the registry hostname as the key, and the base64-encoded certificate as the value, for each additional registry CA to trust.
    4 registrySources: Contains configuration that determines how the container runtime should treat individual registries when accessing images for builds and pods. For instance, whether or not to allow insecure access. It does not contain configuration for the internal cluster registry.
    5 insecureRegistries: Registries which do not have a valid TLS certificate or only support HTTP connections.
    6 blockedRegistries: Blacklisted for image pull and push actions. All other registries are allowed.

Importing insecure registries and blocking registries

You can add insecure registries or block any registry by editing the image.config.openshift.io/cluster custom resource (CR). OpenShift Container Platform applies the changes to this CR to all nodes in the cluster.

Insecure external registries, such as those do not have a valid TLS certificate or only support HTTP connections, should be avoided.

Procedure
  1. Edit the image.config.openshift.io/cluster custom resource:

    $ oc edit image.config.openshift.io/cluster

    The following is an example image.config.openshift.io/cluster resource:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Image
    metadata:
      annotations:
        release.openshift.io/create-only: "true"
      creationTimestamp: "2019-05-17T13:44:26Z"
      generation: 1
      name: cluster
      resourceVersion: "8302"
      selfLink: /apis/config.openshift.io/v1/images/cluster
      uid: e34555da-78a9-11e9-b92b-06d6c7da38dc
    spec:
      allowedRegistriesForImport:
        - domainName: quay.io
          insecure: false
      additionalTrustedCA:
        name: myconfigmap
      registrySources:
        insecureRegistries:(1)
        - insecure.com
        blockedRegistries:(2)
        - untrusted.com
    status:
      internalRegistryHostname: image-registry.openshift-image-registry.svc:5000
    1 Specify an insecure registry.
    2 Specify any registries that should be blacklisted for image pull and push actions. All other registries are allowed.

    The Machine Config Operator (MCO) watches the image.config.openshift.io/cluster for any changes to registries and reboots the nodes when it detects changes. Changes to the registries appear in the /host/etc/containers/registries.conf file on each node.

    cat /host/etc/containers/registries.conf
    [registries]
      [registries.search]
        registries = ["registry.access.redhat.com", "docker.io"]
      [registries.insecure]
        registries = ["insecure.com"]
      [registries.block]
        registries = ["untrusted.com"]