oc import-image command failed with an error "error: tag latest failed:" even after adding a registry secret

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  • oc import-image fails with an error: error: tag latest failed.
  • Importing an image from private registry fails even after linking the secret to default serviceaccount in the namespace.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform(RHOCP)
    • 3.x
    • 4.x

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