CN213: Mirantis Secure Registry (MSR)

Secure your containerized software supply chain with Mirantis Secure Registry (MSR)


In this product-focused course, you’ll deep dive into all the features of Mirantis Secure Registry, and discover how it can enhance the security of your container image production, storage and distribution both as a stand-alone registry, or integrated into a continuous integration pipeline. We’ll discuss installing and configuring MSR, managing MSR user permissions, enhancing registry security with content trust and binary security scanning, as well as registry management strategies like garbage collection, content caching, and webhook-driven third-party integrations.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at students with the following:

  • Motivations: Leverage all the features of Mirantis Secure Registry in order to enhance the security profile of container image content, distribution and execution.

  • Roles: System Operators & Administrators

Lab Requirements

  • Laptop with WiFi connectivity

  • Attendees should have the latest Chrome or Firefox installed, and a free account at

Course Objectives

  • Mirantis Secure Registry architecture

    • Production-grade deployment patterns

    • Containerized components of MSR

    • Networking & System requirements for MSR

    • Installing MSR via Launchpad for high availability

    • Integrating external storage into MSR

  • Access control in MSR

    • MSR RBAC system

  • Content Trust

    • Defeating man in the middle attacks with The Update Framework & Notary

    • Content Trust usage in MSR

  • Security Scanning

    • Auditing container images for known vulnerabilities

    • Setting up MSR security scanning

    • Security scan integration in continuous integration

  • Repository Automation

    • Continuous integration pipeline architecture featuring MSR

    • Promoting and mirroring images through pipelines

    • Integrating MSR with external tooling via webhooks

  • Image Management

    • Image pruning and garbage collection strategies and automation

    • Registry sizing strategy

    • Content caching for distributed teams

  • MSR Troubleshooting

    • Correlating MSR symptoms with components

    • Probing and reading MSR state databases

    • Recovering failed MSR replicas

    • MSR backups & restore

    • Disaster recovery in event of critical MSR failure

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