Chapter 1. Getting started with Red Hat Quay configuration

Red Hat Quay can be deployed by an independent, standalone configuration, or by using the OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat Quay Operator.

How you create, retrieve, update, and validate the Red Hat Quay configuration varies depending on the type of deployment you are using. However, the core configuration options are the same for either deployment type. Core configuration can be set by one of the following options:

  • Directly, by editing the config.yaml file. See "Editing the configuration file" for more information.
  • Programmatically, by using the configuration API. See "Using the configuration API" for more information.
  • Visually, by using the configuration tool UI. See "Using the configuration tool" for more information.

For standalone deployments of Red Hat Quay, you must supply the minimum required configuration parameters before the registry can be started. The minimum requirements to start a Red Hat Quay registry can be found in the "Retrieving the current configuration" section.

If you install Red Hat Quay on OpenShift Container Platform using the Red Hat Quay Operator, you do not need to supply configuration parameters because the Red Hat Quay Operator supplies default information to deploy the registry.

After you have deployed Red Hat Quay with the desired configuration, you should retrieve, and save, the full configuration from your deployment. The full configuration contains additional generated values that you might need when restarting or upgrading your system.