Can a generic/global pull secret be configured for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x node?

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  • How can one configure registry credentials on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.4 nodes to avoid having to configure each of projects with a special pull secret, not to mention for future projects?
  • When one executes the command below, it tries to fetch images from and it fails with the auth error.
$ oc start-build <BC-name>

error: build error: After retrying 2 times, Pull image still failed due to error: unable to retrieve auth token: invalid username/password: unauthorized: Please login to the Red Hat Registry using your Customer Portal credentials. Further instructions can be found here:
  • The global pull-secret is already configured as per this link which doesn't help.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.4

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