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Link to section 'Accessing the Geddes Harbor Registry' of 'Registry' Accessing the Geddes Harbor Registry

The Geddes Harbor registry is only accessible via campus networks and the Purdue VPN. Use a web browser navigate to and log in with your Purdue career account username and password. (Do not add ",push" to your password nor use the Purdue Duo client.)

Link to section 'Using the Geddes Registry Docker Hub Cache' of 'Registry' Using the Geddes Registry Docker Hub Cache

It's advised that you use the Docker Hub cache within Geddes to pull images for your deployments. There's a limit to how many images Docker hub will allow to be pulled within a 24 hour period which Geddes does reach depending on user activity. This means if you're trying to deploy a workload without the cache, or have a currently deployed workload that needs migrated, restarted, or upgraded without the cache, there's a chance it will fail.

To bypass this, use the geddes cache url your image names.

For example if you're wanting to pull a notebook from jupyterhub's Docker Hub repo e.g jupyter/tensorflow-notebook:latest Pulling it from the Geddes cache would look like this

If the image you are using is an "Official" docker image (like httpd or mongo) the URL will use the "library" in the path instead of the Docker repository name:

Link to section 'Creating a registry' of 'Registry' Creating a registry

  1. Using a browser login to with your Purdue account username and password
  2. From the main page click create project, this will act as your registry
  3. Fill in a name and select whether you want the project to be public or private
  4. Click ok to create and finalize

Link to section 'Tagging and Pushing Images to Your Harbor Registry' of 'Registry' Tagging and Pushing Images to Your Harbor Registry

  1. Tag your image
    $ docker tag my-image:tag
  2. login to the Geddes registry via command line
    $ docker login
  3. Push your image to your project registry
    $ docker push

Link to section 'Creating a Robot Account for a Private Registry' of 'Registry' Creating a Robot Account for a Private Registry

A robot account and token can be used to authenticate to your registry in place of having to supply or store your private credentials on multi-tenant cloud environments like rancher/Geddes.

  1. Navigate to your project by logging into
  2. Navigate to the Robot Accounts tab and click New Robot Account
  3. Fill out the form
    • Name your robot account
    • Select account expiration if any, select never to make permanent
    • Customize what permissions you wish the account to have
    • Click Add
  4. Copy your information
    • Your robot’s account name will be something longer than what you specified, since this is a multi-tenant registry, harbor does this to avoid unrelated project owners creating a similarly named robot account
    • Export your token as JSON or copy it to a clipboard

      NOTE: Harbor does not store account tokens, once you exit this page your token will be unrecoverable

Link to section 'Adding Your Private Registry to Rancher' of 'Registry' Adding Your Private Registry to Rancher

  1. Select your Project from the top right dropdown
  2. Using the far left dropdown menu navigate to Storage > Secrets
  3. Click Create
  4. Click Registry
  5. Fill out the form
    • Select namespace that will have access to the registry
    • Give a name to the Registry secret (this is an arbitrary name)
    • Under the Data tab ensure custom is selected
    • Enter "" under Registry Domain Name
    • Enter your robot account's long name eg. robot$my-registry+robot as the Username
    • Enter your robot account's token as the password
    • Click Create

Link to section 'External Harbor Documentation' of 'Registry' External Harbor Documentation


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