Docker Hub pull limit

Docker Hub pull limit

Starting November 1, 2020, Docker Hub will impose limits on the number of pulls that can be performed in a specific time interval.

Pipelines in Buddy are based on Docker images. Almost every action is run in a Docker container. The containers are launched from official images pulled from Docker Hub. By default, the images are pulled as Anonymous User with a limit of 100 pulls per every 6 hours.

This article shows how to configure your on-premises instance to remove the limit on the number of pulls from Docker Hub.

The limit only applies to the on-premises version of Buddy. If you are using Buddy in cloud, you don't need to do anything.

How to remove the limit

  1. Log in to your Docker Hub account.
  2. Go to
  3. Create an access token and copy it.

We strongly recommend that you upgrade your Docker Hub account to a paid plan to remove the limit entirely. Otherwise, the configuration will only increase the limit from 100 to 200 pulls.

Access token generation in Docker HubAccess token generation in Docker Hub

  1. Log in as admin in your Buddy on-premises instance.
  2. Go to the On-Premises Admin panel and switch to the 3rd-Party Apps tab.

Alternatively, you can go to https://YOUR_INSTANCE_URL/settings/apps/.

Docker Hub config location in admin panelDocker Hub config location in admin panel

  1. Click the Docker Hub app and provide your username and token. Although you can provide password instead of the access token, we don't recommend it as it's less secure.
  2. Save changes to apply the settings.