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Anchore Service CLI

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The Anchore CLI provides a command line interface on top of the Anchore Engine REST API.

Using the Anchore CLI users can manage and inspect images, policies, subscriptions and registries.

Installing Anchore CLI from source

The Anchore CLI can be installed from source using the Python pip utility

git clone
cd anchore-cli
pip install --user --upgrade .

Or can be installed from the installed form source from the Python PyPI package repository.

Installing Anchore CLI on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

yum install epel-release
yum install python-pip
pip install anchorecli

Installing Anchore CLI on Debian and Ubuntu

apt-get update
apt-get install python-pip
pip install anchorecli

Installing Anchore CLI on Mac OS / OS X

Use Python’s pip package manager:

sudo easy_install pip
pip install --user anchorecli
export PATH=${PATH}:${HOME}/Library/Python/2.7/bin

To ensure anchore-cli is readily available in subsequent terminal sessions, remember to add that last line to your shell profile (.bash_profile or equivalent).

To update anchore-cli later:

pip install --user --upgrade anchorecli

Configuring the Anchore CLI

By default the Anchore CLI will try to connect to the Anchore Engine at http://localhost/v1 with no authentication. The username, password and URL for the server can be passed to the Anchore CLI as command line arguments.

--u   TEXT   Username     eg. admin
--p   TEXT   Password     eg. foobar
--url TEXT   Service URL  eg. http://localhost:8228/v1

Rather than passing these parameters for every call to the cli they can be stores as environment variables.


Command line examples

Add an image to the Anchore Engine

anchore-cli image add

List images analyzed by the Anchore Engine

anchore-cli image list

Get a specific image and see when its status goes to analyzed

anchore-cli image get

Perform a vulnerability scan on an image

anchore-cli image vuln os

List operating system packages present in an image

anchore-cli image content os

Subscribe to receive webhook notifications when new CVEs are added to an update

anchore-cli subscription activate vuln_update

More Information

For further details on use of the Anchore CLI with the Anchore Engine please refer to the Anchore Engine Wiki

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