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Azure containers

Container registry credentials#

From version 22.3, Tower supports the configuration of credentials for container registry services. These credentials are leveraged by the Nextflow Wave container service to authenticate to private container registries. For more information on Wave containers, see here.

Azure container registry makes use of Azure RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) to grant users access — for further details, see Azure container registry roles and permissions.

You must use Azure credentials with long-term registry access to authenticate Tower to your registry. For this purpose, use

To create the container registry credentials in Tower, follow these steps:

1. In the Azure container registry portal, enable the Admin user for your registry from Settings > Access keys.

2. In Tower, navigate to the Credentials tab and select Add Credentials.

3. Enter a unique name in the Name field using alphanumeric characters, dashes, or underscores.

4. From the Provider drop-down list, select Container registry. The New Credentials form now displays additional fields to be completed:

5. Enter the admin user's username in the User name field.

6. Enter an admin user password in the Password field.

7. Enter the container registry hostname in the Registry server field. This is the Login server name on your container registry's Settings > Access keys page in Azure portal.

8. Select Add. The new credential is now listed under the Credentials tab.

9. In order for your pipeline execution to leverage Wave containers, add wave { enabled=true } either to the Nextflow config field on the launch page, or to your nextflow.config file.

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