Container Registry Glossary

The DigitalOcean Container Registry (DOCR) is a private Docker image registry that lets you store and manage private container images. DOCR integrates natively with Docker environments and DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters.

This glossary defines the core concepts behind Container Registry to help build your mental model of how Container Registry work and understand what the documentation is referring to when it uses certain terminology.

A container image digest, image digest, or digest, is a unique, immutable identifier for a container image to deploy.
A container image, Docker image, or image, is a static file containing executable code that cannot be changed.
A load balancer distributes traffic across a backend pool of servers to improve the stability and responsiveness of an application.
A manifest file, or manifest, is a file containing metadata for a group of files that are part of a set unit.
A manifest list is a document that describes a container’s contents, loading sequences, points of origin, and points of destination.
A namespace is a collection of resources containing one or more functions hosted on the DigitalOcean Functions service.
Secrets are blobs of data, such as a password, which you do not want transmitted over a network or stored unencrypted.
Tags are keywords associated with DigitalOcean resources. You can use tags to organize and manage resources.