Posted On: Jan 27, 2017

Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR) now supports Docker Image Manifest V2, Schema 2 providing the ability to assign multiple tags per image, store Windows container images, and use the Open Container Initiative (OCI) image format. Visit the specification page to learn more about Manifest V2 Schema 2. 

Previously, you could only use a single tag per image limiting the amount of contextual information like ‘environment’ or ‘version’ that could be associated with an image in ECR. Now, you can assign multiple tags to an image allowing you to capture additional information for control, audit, and security purposes. The List and DescribeImages APIs have been updated to return all the associated tags for each image in your repository and you can see the full set of tags for an image in the ECR console. You can also now use the AWS APIs to add and remove tags (via PutImage and BatchDeleteImage) making it easier to track images as they progress through dev and test environments by changing tags remotely rather than pulling the image locally, tagging, and re-pushing to ECR via Docker Engine.

Next, you can now store Windows container images in Amazon ECR. To get started with running Windows containers on AWS visit the Windows Containers (Beta) guide

Finally, Amazon ECR now supports the draft Open Container Initiative (OCI) specifications letting you push and pull OCI-compatible images. To learn more about the draft OCI specifications visit the GitHub page

Read more about Docker Image Manifest V2, Schema 2 support in the Amazon ECR documentation. Please visit our product page for more information about Amazon EC2 Container Registry.