Docker Cloud Settings and Docker ID

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Docker Cloud uses your Docker ID for access and access control, and this allows you to link your Hub and Cloud accounts.

If you already have an account on Docker Hub you can use the same credentials to log in to Docker Cloud.

If you don’t have a Docker ID yet, you can sign up for one from the Cloud website, or using the docker login command in the Docker CLI. The name you choose for your Docker ID becomes part of your account namespace.

Manage cloud services and source providers

You can link to your own hosts, or to hosted nodes from a Cloud Services Provider such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure from your Docker Cloud account.

You can also link to source code repositories such as GitHub and Bitbucket from your Docker Cloud account settings.

Email addresses

You can associate multiple email addresses with your Docker ID, and one of these becomes the primary address for the account. The primary address is used by Docker to send password reset notifications and other important information, so be sure to keep it updated.

To add another email address to your Docker ID:

  1. In Docker Cloud, click the user icon menu at top right, and click Account Settings.
  2. In the Emails section, enter a new email address for the account.
  3. Click the plus sign icon (+) to add the address and send a verification email.

The new email address is not added to the account until you confirm it by clicking the link in the verification email. This link is only good for a limited time. To send a new verification email, click the envelope icon next to the email address that you want to verify.

If you have multiple verified email addresses associated with the account, you can click Set as primary to change the primary email address.


You can configure your account so that you receive email notifications for certain types of events in Docker Cloud.

You can also connect Slack to your Docker Cloud account so you can get notifications through your chat channels. To learn more, see Docker Cloud notifications in Slack.

Like free Docker Hub accounts, free Docker Cloud accounts come with one free private repository.

If you require more private repositories, visit your Cloud settings and select Plan to see the available paid accounts.

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