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How to run your own private Docker registry

With Docker on the rise the need for running your own Docker containers rises as wel. With Hipex Docker support this is now a piece of cake.

In this example we will be running Docker Registry.


We will be using the Hipex CLI docker commands to run the container. For the rest of this tutorial we assume you are familiar with the docker basics.

Step 1

Create your Docker configuration file in ~/domains/docker-registry.example.com/registry/docker-compose.yml.

version: '3.2'

        image: registry:2.7
        - registry-data:/registry_data
        - 15000:5000


Now the service can be started using docker:compose:up.

cd ~/domains/example.com/registry/
hipex docker:compose:up --detach

Step 2

Now we setup authentication and configure Nginx to proxy requests to our new registry. More detail about basic auth can be found here.


location  ~* ^\/.* {

    # Default proxy settings
    proxy_connect_timeout 6000;
    proxy_send_timeout    6000;
    proxy_read_timeout    6000;
    send_timeout          6000;

    proxy_set_header  Host              $http_host;
    proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP         $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For   $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

Step 3

The registry is now usable from your local machine at your docker-registry.example.com with the default docker commands.

docker login <username>
docker push docker-registry.example.com/some-image:latest