Docker subscription overview

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On August 31, 2021, we announced updates and extensions to our product subscriptions to increase productivity, collaboration, and added security for our developers and businesses. Docker subscription tiers now include Personal, Pro, Team, and Business.

Summary of the changes

  • We’re introducing a new product subscription, Docker Business, for organizations using Docker at scale for application development and require features like secure software supply chain management, single sign-on (SSO), container registry access controls, and more.

  • Our Docker Subscription Service Agreement includes a change to the terms for Docker Desktop.
    • Docker Desktop remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open-source projects.
    • It requires a paid subscription (Pro, Team, or Business), for as little as $5 a month, for professional use in larger enterprises.
    • The effective date of these terms is August 31, 2021. There is a grace period until January 31, 2022 for those that will require a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop.
  • The Docker Pro and Docker Team subscriptions now include commercial use of Docker Desktop.
  • The existing Docker Free subscription has been renamed Docker Personal.
  • No changes to Docker Engine or any other upstream open-source Docker or Moby project.

To understand how these changes affect you, read the Docker subscription FAQs.

The following sections provide an overview of each tier. To compare features available in each tier, see Docker Pricing.

Docker Personal

Docker Personal is the new name for the Docker Free subscription. With its focus on the open-source communities, individual developers, education, and small businesses, Docker Personal will continue to allow free use of Docker components - including the Docker CLI, Docker Compose, Docker Engine, Docker Desktop, Docker Hub, Kubernetes, Docker Build and Docker BuildKit, Docker Official Images, Docker Scan, and more.

Docker Personal includes unlimited public repositories and unlimited collaborators for public repositories at no cost per month.

For a list of features available in each tier, see Docker Pricing.

Docker Pro

Docker Pro enables individual developers to get more control of their development environment and provides an integrated and reliable developer experience. It reduces the amount of time developers spend on mundane and repetitive tasks and empowers developers to spend more time creating value for their customers.

Docker Pro includes all the features available in Personal, additionally, it includes unlimited private repositories, unlimited public repositories, unlimited collaborators for public repositories, Auto Builds with 5 concurrent builds, 300 Hub Vulnerability Scans, 5 Scoped Access Tokens, and more.

For a list of features available in each tier, see Docker Pricing.

Docker Team

Docker Team offers capabilities for collaboration, productivity, and security across organizations. It enables groups of developers to unlock the full power of collaboration and sharing combined with essential security features and team management capabilities.

Docker Team includes everything included in Docker Pro, plus unlimited private repositories, Auto Builds with 15 concurrent builds, unlimited Scoped Access Tokens, advanced collaboration and management tools, including organization and team management with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for the whole team, Audit Logs, and more.

For a list of features available in each tier, see Docker Pricing.

Docker Business

Docker Business offers centralized management and advanced security features for enterprises that use Docker at scale. It empowers leaders to manage their Docker development environments and accelerate their secure software supply chain initiatives.

In addition to all the features available in Docker Pro and Docker Team, Docker Business includes centralized management, Image Access Management with the ability to control what registries and content developers can access, ensuring teams are building secure from the start by only pulling trusted base images, SAML SSO (Coming soon), Remote Management (Coming soon).

For a list of features available in each tier, see Docker Pricing.

Docker Desktop License Agreement

Docker Desktop is licensed under the Docker Subscription Service Agreement. When you download and install Docker Desktop, you will be asked to agree to the updated terms.

Our Docker Subscription Service Agreement includes a change to the terms of use for Docker Desktop.

  • It remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open source projects.
  • It requires a paid subscription for professional use in larger enterprises.
  • The effective date of these terms is August 31, 2021. There is a grace period until January 31, 2022 for those that will require a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop.
  • The existing Docker Free subscription has been renamed Docker Personal and we have introduced a Docker Business subscription .
  • The Docker Pro, Team, and Business subscriptions include commercial use of Docker Desktop.

Please read the Blog and Docker subscription FAQs to learn how companies using Docker Desktop may be affected.

Note

The licensing and distribution terms for Docker and Moby open-source projects, such as Docker Engine, are not changing.

Docker Desktop is built using open-source software. For information about the licensing of open-source components in Docker Desktop, Select whale menu > About Docker Desktop > Acknowledgements.

Docker Desktop distributes some components that are licensed under the GNU General Public License. Click here to download the source for these components.

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