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Amazon ECR "Login" Action for GitHub Actions

Logs in the local Docker client to one or more Amazon ECR registries.

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Usage

    - name: Login to Amazon ECR
      id: login-ecr
      uses: aws-actions/amazon-ecr-login@v1

    - name: Build, tag, and push image to Amazon ECR
      env:
        ECR_REGISTRY: ${{ steps.login-ecr.outputs.registry }}
        ECR_REPOSITORY: my-ecr-repo
        IMAGE_TAG: ${{ github.sha }}
      run: |
        docker build -t $ECR_REGISTRY/$ECR_REPOSITORY:$IMAGE_TAG .
        docker push $ECR_REGISTRY/$ECR_REPOSITORY:$IMAGE_TAG

See action.yml for the full documentation for this action's inputs and outputs.

Credentials and Region

This action relies on the default behavior of the AWS SDK for Javascript to determine AWS credentials and region. Use the aws-actions/configure-aws-credentials action to configure the GitHub Actions environment with environment variables containing AWS credentials and your desired region.

    - name: Configure AWS credentials
      uses: aws-actions/configure-aws-credentials@v1
      with:
        aws-access-key-id: ${{ secrets.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID }}
        aws-secret-access-key: ${{ secrets.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY }}
        aws-region: us-east-2

    - name: Login to Amazon ECR
      id: login-ecr
      uses: aws-actions/amazon-ecr-login@v1

We recommend following Amazon IAM best practices for the AWS credentials used in GitHub Actions workflows, including:

  • Do not store credentials in your repository's code. You may use GitHub Actions secrets to store credentials and redact credentials from GitHub Actions workflow logs.
  • Create an individual IAM user with an access key for use in GitHub Actions workflows, preferably one per repository. Do not use the AWS account root user access key.
  • Grant least privilege to the credentials used in GitHub Actions workflows. Grant only the permissions required to perform the actions in your GitHub Actions workflows. See the Permissions section below for the permissions required by this action.
  • Rotate the credentials used in GitHub Actions workflows regularly.
  • Monitor the activity of the credentials used in GitHub Actions workflows.

Docker credentials

After the authentication, you can access the docker username and password via Action outputs using the following format:

  • Registry URL: 111111111111.dkr.ecr.aws-region-1.amazonaws.com
  • Docker username output: docker_username_111111111111_dkr_ecr_aws_region_1_amazonaws_com
  • Docker password output: docker_password_111111111111_dkr_ecr_aws_region_1_amazonaws_com

Permissions

This action requires the following minimum set of permissions:

{
   "Version":"2012-10-17",
   "Statement":[
      {
         "Sid":"GetAuthorizationToken",
         "Effect":"Allow",
         "Action":[
            "ecr:GetAuthorizationToken"
         ],
         "Resource":"*"
      }
   ]
}

Docker commands in your GitHub Actions workflow, like docker pull and docker push, may require additional permissions attached to the credentials used by this action. The following minimum permissions are required for pulling an image from an ECR repository:

{
   "Version":"2012-10-17",
   "Statement":[
      {
         "Sid":"AllowPull",
         "Effect":"Allow",
         "Action":[
            "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer",
            "ecr:BatchGetImage",
            "ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability"
         ],
         "Resource":"arn:aws:ecr:us-east-1:123456789012:repository/my-repo"
      }
   ]
}

The following minimum permissions are required for pushing and pulling images in an ECR repository:

{
   "Version":"2012-10-17",
   "Statement":[
      {
         "Sid":"AllowPush",
         "Effect":"Allow",
         "Action":[
            "ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer",
            "ecr:BatchGetImage",
            "ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability",
            "ecr:PutImage",
            "ecr:InitiateLayerUpload",
            "ecr:UploadLayerPart",
            "ecr:CompleteLayerUpload"
         ],
         "Resource":"arn:aws:ecr:us-east-1:123456789012:repository/my-repo"
      }
   ]
}

License Summary

This code is made available under the MIT license.

Security Disclosures

If you would like to report a potential security issue in this project, please do not create a GitHub issue. Instead, please follow the instructions here or email AWS security directly.