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After the latest updates to gcloud and docker, I'm unable to access images on my google container repository. Locally when I run: gcloud auth configure-docker as per the instructions after updating gcloud, I get the following message:

WARNING: `docker-credential-gcloud` not in system PATH.

gcloud's Docker credential helper can be configured but it will not work until this is corrected.

gcloud credential helpers already registered correctly.

Running which docker-credential-gcloud returns docker-credential-gcloud not found.

I have no other gcloud-related path issues and for the life of me can't figure out how to install/add docker-credential-gcloud to the path. Here's what I have installed (shown via gcloud version): 

Google Cloud SDK 197.0.0

beta 2017.09.15

bq 2.0.31


core 2018.04.06


gsutil 4.30

I also have Docker CE Version 18.03.0-ce-mac60 (23751).

Here's my $PATH:


I also ran source /usr/local/Caskroom/google-cloud-sdk/latest/google-cloud-sdk/ on original gcloud install. 


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Install docker-credential-gcloud using

sudo gcloud components install docker-credential-gcr

In case you see this error message:

ERROR: (gcloud.components.install) You cannot perform this action because this Cloud SDK installation is managed by an external package manager.

 Please consider using a separate installation of the Cloud SDK created through the default mechanism described at

Use this alternate installation command instead (this command is for Linux, see the official documentation for other operating systems):




curl -fsSL "${VERSION}/docker-credential-gcr_${OS}_${ARCH}-${VERSION}.tar.gz" \

 | tar xz --to-stdout ./docker-credential-gcr \

 | sudo tee /usr/bin/docker-credential-gcr > /dev/null && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/docker-credential-gcr

 After that, configure docker using

docker-credential-gcr configure-docker

 Now you can retry running your original command

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