Run the Installer Script

Once you have configured harbor.yml copied from harbor.yml.tmpl and optionally set up a storage backend, you install and start Harbor by using the script. Note that it might take some time for the online installer to download all of the Harbor images from Docker hub.

You can install Harbor in different configurations:

  • Just Harbor, without Trivy
  • Harbor with Trivy

Default installation without Trivy

The default Harbor installation does not include Trivy service. Run the following command

sudo ./

If the installation succeeds, you can open a browser to visit the Harbor interface at, changing to the hostname that you configured in harbor.yml. If you did not change them in harbor.yml, the default administrator username and password are admin and Harbor12345.

Log in to the admin portal and create a new project, for example, myproject. You can then use Docker commands to log in to Harbor, tag images, and push them to Harbor.

docker login
docker push
  • If your installation of Harbor uses HTTPS, you must provide the Harbor certificates to the Docker client. For information, see Configure HTTPS Access to Harbor.
  • If your installation of Harbor uses HTTP, you must add the option --insecure-registry to your client’s Docker daemon and restart the Docker service. For more information, see Connecting to Harbor via HTTP below.

Installation with Trivy

To install Harbor with Trivy service, add the --with-trivy parameter when you run

sudo ./ --with-trivy

For more information about Trivy, see the Trivy documentation. For more information about how to use Trivy in an webproxy environment see Configure custom Certification Authorities for trivy

Connecting to Harbor via HTTP

IMPORTANT: If your installation of Harbor uses HTTP rather than HTTPS, you must add the option --insecure-registry to your client’s Docker daemon. By default, the daemon file is located at /etc/docker/daemon.json.

For example, add the following to your daemon.json file:

"insecure-registries" : ["", ""]

After you update daemon.json, you must restart both Docker Engine and Harbor.

  1. Restart Docker Engine.

    systemctl restart docker
  2. Stop Harbor.

    docker-compose down -v
  3. Restart Harbor.

    docker-compose up -d

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