If you are using OpenShift Dedicated’s internal registry and are pulling from imagestreams located in the same project, then your Pod’s service account should already have the correct permissions and no additional action should be required.

However, for other scenarios, such as referencing images across OpenShift Dedicated projects or from secured registries, then additional configuration steps are required.

Allowing Pods to reference images across projects

When using the internal registry, to allow Pods in project-a to reference images in project-b, a service account in project-a must be bound to the system:image-puller role in project-b.

Procedure
  1. To allow Pods in project-a to reference images in project-b, bind a service account in project-a to the system:image-puller role in project-b:

    $ oc policy add-role-to-user \
        system:image-puller system:serviceaccount:project-a:default \
        --namespace=project-b

    After adding that role, the pods in project-a that reference the default service account are able to pull images from project-b.

  2. To allow access for any service account in project-a, use the group:

    $ oc policy add-role-to-group \
        system:image-puller system:serviceaccounts:project-a \
        --namespace=project-b

Allowing Pods to reference images from other secured registries

The .dockercfg $HOME/.docker/config.json file for Docker clients is a Docker credentials file that stores your authentication information if you have previously logged into a secured or insecure registry.

To pull a secured container image that is not from OpenShift Dedicated’s internal registry, you must create a pull secret from your Docker credentials and add it to your service account.

Procedure
  • If you already have a .dockercfg file for the secured registry, you can create a secret from that file by running:

    $ oc create secret generic <pull_secret_name> \
        --from-file=.dockercfg=<path/to/.dockercfg> \
        --type=kubernetes.io/dockercfg
  • Or if you have a $HOME/.docker/config.json file:

    $ oc create secret generic <pull_secret_name> \
        --from-file=.dockerconfigjson=<path/to/.docker/config.json> \
        --type=kubernetes.io/dockerconfigjson
  • If you do not already have a Docker credentials file for the secured registry, you can create a secret by running:

    $ oc create secret docker-registry <pull_secret_name> \
        --docker-server=<registry_server> \
        --docker-username=<user_name> \
        --docker-password=<password> \
        --docker-email=<email>
  • To use a secret for pulling images for Pods, you must add the secret to your service account. The name of the service account in this example should match the name of the service account the Pod uses. default is the default service account:

    $ oc secrets link default <pull_secret_name> --for=pull
  • To use a secret for pushing and pulling build images, the secret must be mountable inside of a Pod. You can do this by running:

    $ oc secrets link builder <pull_secret_name>

Pulling from private registries with delegated authentication

A private registry can delegate authentication to a separate service. In these cases, image pull secrets must be defined for both the authentication and registry endpoints.

Procedure
  1. Create a secret for the delegated authentication server:

    $ oc create secret docker-registry \
        --docker-server=sso.redhat.com \
        --docker-username=developer@example.com \
        --docker-password=******** \
        --docker-email=unused \
        redhat-connect-sso
    
    secret/redhat-connect-sso
  2. Create a secret for the private registry:

    $ oc create secret docker-registry \
        --docker-server=privateregistry.example.com \
        --docker-username=developer@example.com \
        --docker-password=******** \
        --docker-email=unused \
        private-registry
    
    secret/private-registry

Updating the global cluster pull secret

You can update the global pull secret for your cluster.

Cluster resources must adjust to the new pull secret, which can temporarily limit the usability of the cluster.

Prerequisites
  • You have a new or modified pull secret file to upload.

  • You have access to the cluster as a user with the cluster-admin role.

Procedure
  • Run the following command to update the global pull secret for your cluster:

    $ oc set data secret/pull-secret -n openshift-config --from-file=.dockerconfigjson=<pull-secret-location> (1)
    1 Provide the path to the new pull secret file.

This update is rolled out to all nodes, which can take some time depending on the size of your cluster. During this time, nodes are drained and Pods are rescheduled on the remaining nodes.