I am trying to use registry.digitalocean.com for my k8s images.

I’ve created an image, tagged it, logged into the registry successfully (using doctl registry login) then pushed the image to the registry.

However, when starting the service it’s not creating pods successfully and giving :

Failed to pull image "registry.digitalocean.com/ordering-reg/mongodb-service": rpc error: code = Unknown desc = Error response from daemon
Get https://registry.digitalocean.com/v2/ordering-reg/mongodb-service/manifests/latest: unauthorized: authentication required

The pod status is “ImagePullBackOff” and it can’t pull the image.

Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? My understanding was that if I was logged into the registry OK with doctl, then everything should be authed to pull the image from the registry.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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I had missed out a couple of steps in the guide DigitalOcean Container Registry Quickstart specifically the steps:

Use the kubernetes-manifest command to store an authentication token for your registry as a secret in your cluster:

doctl registry kubernetes-manifest | kubectl apply -f -
Instruct the default service account to use the authentication token as an imagePullSecret. Be sure to replace <my-registry> in the name field in the below command while keeping the registry- prefix:

kubectl patch serviceaccount default -p '{"imagePullSecrets": [{"name": "registry-<my-registry>"}]}'
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