Create an account

All you need is an email address to create a Docker account. Once you've created your account with a unique Docker ID, you can access Docker Hub repositories and explore images that are available from the community and verified publishers.

Your Docker ID becomes your username for hosted Docker services, and Docker forumsopen_in_new.

Create a Docker ID

  1. Go to the Docker Hub signup pageopen_in_new.

  2. Enter a unique, valid email address.

  3. Enter a username.

    Your Docker ID must be between 4 and 30 characters long, and can only contain numbers and lowercase letters. Once you create your Docker ID you can't reuse it in the future if you deactivate this account.

  4. Enter a password that's at least 9 characters long.

  5. Select Sign Up.

    Docker sends a verification email to the address you provided.

  6. Verify your email address to complete the registration process.


You have limited actions available until you verify your email address.

Sign in

Once you register and verify your Docker ID email address, you can sign in to Docker Hubopen_in_new.

You can also sign in through the CLI using the docker login command. For more information, see docker login.


When you use the docker login command, your credentials are stored in your home directory in .docker/config.json. The password is base64-encoded in this file.

We recommend using one of the Docker credential helpersopen_in_new for secure storage of passwords. For extra security, you can also use a personal access token to log in instead, which is still encoded in this file (without a Docker credential helper) but doesn't allow admin actions (such as changing the password).


If you run into trouble with your Docker ID account, know that we're here to help! If you want to retrieve or reset your password, enter your email addressopen_in_new for additional instructions.

You can use the Docker forumsopen_in_new to ask questions amongst other Docker community members, while our hub-feedback GitHub repositoryopen_in_new allows you to provide feedback on how we can better improve the experience with Docker Hub.

If you still need any help, create a support ticketopen_in_new and let us know how we can help you.