Pull Docker image using SHA256 hash

Apr 23, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Using Docker image hash over tags must be a better option from security standpoint although having a tag is much easier to remember and manage. And here’s how to pull images using hashes instead of tags.


  • Docker


Step 1. For instance, you might want to pull Nginx proxy image, so first find that image hash from Docker Hub under Tags, by clicking the appropriate tag.

Step 2. Copy the hash and run the following command:

docker pull <image_name>@<sha256_hash>


docker pull jwilder/nginx-proxy@e7019781eaa3bac8658646ec9bf0e18d2643dfc8a788aac79e8c906b9e2b0785


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