Microsoft Azure Container Registry Connection

The Microsoft Azure Container Registry connection type enables the Azure Container Registry Integrations.

Authenticating to Azure Container Registry

There are three way to connect to Azure Container Registry using Airflow.

  1. Use Individual login with Azure AD i.e. add specific credentials to the Airflow connection.

  2. Use managed identity by setting managed_identity_client_id, workload_identity_tenant_id (under the hook, it uses DefaultAzureCredential with these arguments)

  3. Fallback on DefaultAzureCredential. This includes a mechanism to try different options to authenticate: Managed System Identity, environment variables, authentication through Azure CLI…

Default Connection IDs

All hooks and operators related to Microsoft Azure Container Registry use azure_container_registry_default by default.

Configuring the Connection


Specify the Image Registry Username used for the initial connection.

Password (optional)

Specify the Image Registry Password used for the initial connection. It can be left out to fall back on DefaultAzureCredential.


Specify the Image Registry Server used for the initial connection.

Subscription ID (optional)

Specify the ID of the subscription used for the initial connection. This is needed for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication. Use extra param subscription_id to pass in the Azure subscription ID.

Resource Group Name (optional)

Specify the Azure Resource Group Name under which the desired Azure container registry resides. This is needed for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication. Use extra param resource_group to pass in the resource group name.

Managed Identity Client ID (optional)

The client ID of a user-assigned managed identity. If provided with workload_identity_tenant_id, they’ll pass to DefaultAzureCredential.

Workload Identity Tenant ID (optional)

ID of the application’s Microsoft Entra tenant. Also called its “directory” ID. If provided with managed_identity_client_id, they’ll pass to DefaultAzureCredential.

When specifying the connection in environment variable you should specify it using URI syntax.

Note that all components of the URI should be URL-encoded.

For example:

export AIRFLOW_CONN_AZURE_CONTAINER_REGISTRY_DEFAULT='azure-container-registry://'

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