After replacing my resource-heavy Docker Desktop setup with Podman, I encountered the following issue when logging into an Azure Container Registry using my Azure Entra ID.
$ az login
$ az acr login --name crfoobar
2023-11-21 06:34:31.990676 An error occurred: DOCKER_COMMAND_ERROR
Please verify if Docker client is installed and running.
When logging into an ACR with
az acr login, the Azure CLI reuses the token fetched by the previous
az login command and sets it in the
The Docker CLI and Docker daemon must be installed and running for this to work. Simply creating an alias from
podman is not enough here!
Set-Alias -Name docker -Value podman
The trick is to expose the fetched access token, store it, and pass it to the Podman CLI with a dummy user ID. Here is how:
$token = az acr login --name crfoobar --expose-token --output tsv --query accessToken
$user = "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"
podman login crfoobar.azurecr.io -u $user -p $token
Since the token expires every 3 hours, I suggest adding this as a script to your
$profile like so:
After reloading your profile, you can issue
Login-Podman , and you're done! 💪🏽
Thanks for reading! Happy hacking 🤓