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Chapter 1. Registry service accounts for 3scale

To use container images from in a shared environment with 3scale 2.10, you must use a Registry Service Account instead of an individual user’s Customer Portal credentials.


It is a requirement of deploying 3scale that you follow the steps outlined in this chapter before deploying either on OpenShift using a template or via the operator, as both options use registry authentication.

To create and modify a registry service account, perform the steps outlined in the following sections:

1.1. Creating a registry service account

To create a registry service account, follow the procedure below.


  1. Navigate to the Registry Service Accounts page and log in.
  2. Click New Service Account.
  3. Fill in the form on the Create a New Registry Service Account page.

    1. Add a name for the service account.

      Note: You will see a fixed-length, randomly generated numerical string before the form field.

    2. Enter a Description.
    3. Click Create.
  4. Navigate back to your Service Accounts.
  5. Click the Service Account you created.
  6. Make a note of the username, including the prefix string, for example 12345678|username, and your password. This username and password will be used to log in to

There are tabs available on the Token Information page that show you how to use the authentication token. For example, the Token Information tab shows the username in the format 12345678|username and the password string below it.

1.2. Modifying a registry service account

You can edit or delete service accounts from the Registry Service Account page, by using the pop-up menu to the right of each authentication token in the table.


The regeneration or removal of service accounts will impact systems that are using the token to authenticate and retrieve content from

A description for each function is as follows:

  • Regenerate token: Allows an authorized user to reset the password associated with the Service Account.

    Note: You cannot modify the username for the Service Account.

  • Update Description: Allows an authorized user to update the description for the Service Account.
  • Delete Account: Allows an authorized user to remove the Service Account.

1.3. Additional resources