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Docker Image Signing

Signing Docker Images and Manifests is also possible with GoReleaser. This pipe was designed based on the common sign pipe having cosign in mind.

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Note that this pipe will run only at the end of the GoReleaser execution, as cosign will change the image in the registry.

To customize the signing pipeline you can use the following options:

# .goreleaser.yml
docker_signs:
  -
    # ID of the sign config, must be unique.
    # Only relevant if you want to produce some sort of signature file.
    #
    # Defaults to "default".
    id: foo

    # Name/template of the signature file.
    #
    # Available environment variables:
    # - '${artifact}': the path to the artifact that will be signed
    # - '${artifactID}': the ID of the artifact that will be signed
    #
    # Note that with cosign you don't need to use this.
    #
    # Defaults to empty.
    signature: "${artifact}_sig"

    # Path to the signature command
    #
    # Defaults to `cosign`
    cmd: cosign

    # Command line templateable arguments for the command
    #
    # defaults to `["sign", "-key=cosign.key", "${artifact}"]`
    args: ["sign", "-key=cosign.key", "-upload=false", "${artifact}"]


    # Which artifacts to sign
    #
    #   all:       all artifacts
    #   none:      no signing
    #   images:    only docker images
    #   manifests: only docker manifests
    #
    # defaults to `none`
    artifacts: all

    # IDs of the artifacts to sign.
    #
    # Defaults to empty (which implies no ID filtering).
    ids:
      - foo
      - bar

    # Stdin data template to be given to the signature command as stdin.
    # Defaults to empty
    stdin: '{{ .Env.COSIGN_PWD }}'

    # StdinFile file to be given to the signature command as stdin.
    # Defaults to empty
    stdin_file: ./.password

Common usage example

Assuming you have a cosign.key in the repository root and a COSIGN_PWD environment variable, the simplest configuration to sign both Docker images and manifests would look like this:

# .goreleaser.yml
docker_signs:
- artifacts: all
  stdin: '{{ .Env.COSIGN_PWD }}'

Later on you (and anyone else) can verify the image with:

cosign verify -key cosign.pub your/image