JFrog announces Artifactory’s support for secure, private Docker Registries. The company’s flagship product, Artifactory, fully supports the Docker client, allowing companies to securely store their internal Docker images in a local repository within the organization’s LAN. With comprehensive security features, Artifactory provides fine-grained access control, letting you define exactly who can access images in any local repository.
Docker has emerged as the “King of Containers” with more and more enterprises adopting Docker technology to run applications in data centers, on IT infrastructure and developer laptops alike. Docker’s decoupling of applications from their environments is revolutionizing how software is run. However, as with any (relatively) new technology, there is still much to be done. One of the biggest concerns with Docker, impeding its large scale adoption in enterprises, is the runtime security of Docker containers. But there’s another aspect of security that is receiving less attention, but is no less important – the Docker registries on which images are stored. These are generally public, so anyone can download anything. Even though DockerHub does offer private registries, enterprises are still not quite ready to upload their sensitive IP to the cloud – whether it’s Docker images or applications. While there are tools available that wrap Docker registries, so that enterprises can import and run them privately within their secured LAN, having to use a dedicated tool to manage each software technology means a lot of maintenance for IT staff managing the infrastructures.
With over 800 industry-leading customers like Netflix, Oracle, CA, VMWare, Amazon, EMC and others, Artifactory, JFrog’s award-winning Binary Repository Manager has supported secure, private registries for all common development technologies since day 1. With the newly added support for Docker, enterprises can securely store their internal Docker images, and implement fine-grained access control to determine who can access what. From restricting complete repositories down to restricting a single artifact, and from a group of any size down to a single developer.
“Organizations shouldn’t have to integrate new tools every time a new technology emerges,” said Yoav Landman, JFrog CTO. “Developers and DevOps shouldn’t have to deal with new challenges to configure and maintain an ever-growing set of tools. We’re a user-needs-driven company, and by adding support for Docker in Artifactory, we make it easy for our customers to adopt this technology while maintaining security and privacy within their organization.”
“We pay close attention to industry requirements and listen carefully to our community and customers. Thanks to Artifactory’s full support for the Docker client, using Artifactory to manage Docker images is transparent to developers, and requires no special effort on their part,” said Fred Simon, JFrog Chief Architect. “Once access to Docker images is configured to go through Artifactory, developers continue to do what they do best, write code, without having to worry about where to upload or download images,” Simon added.
Support for Docker is included in an Artifactory Pro Power Pack subscription, along with support for Maven, Gradle, Python (PyPi), Nuget, RubyGems, Debian, and virtually every other development technology in common use today. This is in addition to a host of other features that any modern organization doing software development, shouldn’t live without.