The open-vm-tools container fails with "unauthorized: authentication required"

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Following the documentation about installing open-vm-tools containers the following error occurs

atomic install --system rhel7/open-vm-tools
The image `rhel7/open-vm-tools` is not fully qualified.  The default registry configured for Skopeo will be used.
FATA[0004] Error determining manifest MIME type for docker://rhel7/open-vm-tools:latest: errors:
denied: requested access to the resource is denied
unauthorized: authentication required


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7
  • docker

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