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As of May 14, 2020, Docker announced new pricing changes for Docker Hub subscriptions.
What plans and pricing changes did Docker announce on May 14?
Docker announced the following plans and pricing changes.
Immediately available for Individuals and Teams:
Free Community plans will continue to be available for both individuals and development teams that include unlimited public repos.
NEW Pro plan for individuals with unlimited private repos, unlimited public repos, and unlimited collaborators starting at $7/month.
NEW Team plan for development teams with unlimited private repos and unlimited public repos starting at $9/user/month and offers advanced collaboration and management tools, including organization and team management with role-based access controls.
How can I compare which features are in each plan?
You can see pricing and a full list of features for each product at
What is the difference between the legacy plans and the newly announced plans?
The legacy plans were based on a private repository/parallel autobuild pricing model. The new Pro and Team plans are now based on a per-seat pricing model. Both Pro and Team offer unlimited private repos. The Community plan offers unlimited public repositories at no cost per month.
If I am an existing paid Docker Hub customer, when do I need to change my plan?
Nothing changes for you today. We will notify users in the coming months and at that time you'll have 6 months to select a new plan.
How will the new pricing plan impact existing Docker Hub customers?
Legacy customers can choose to stay on their existing per-repository plan or switch to per-seat pricing. We will notify customers 6 months before any mandated change to your subscription is required. After May 14, 2020, upgrading or downgrading on the per-repository plan will not be available.
Will my price per month increase or decrease?
Depending on your configuration you may find it more economical to move to one of the new pricing plans available today. For Teams, the key factor affecting a price increase or decrease is the total number of seats you need to support your organization.
What are the differences between the Team and Free Team plans?
For details on the differences for each plan option, please see
Do collaborator limits differ between the Community and Pro plans?
Pro includes unlimited collaborators for both private and public repositories. Community includes unlimited collaborators for public repositories and up to three collaborators per private repository.
How can I create a new Docker Hub account?
You can create a new account at
where you can choose a plan for Individuals or a plan for Teams.
How do I upgrade to a Pro plan from a legacy individual plan?
Upgrading your legacy plan to a Pro plan offers you unlimited public repos, unlimited private repos, and unlimited collaborators. For information on how to upgrade to a Pro plan from a legacy plan, see
Upgrade to a Pro plan
How do I upgrade to a Team plan from a legacy organization plan?
For information on how to upgrade to a Team plan from a legacy (per-repository) plan, see
Upgrade to a Team plan
How do downgrades from a Pro or Team plan work?
When you downgrade your Pro or Team plan, changes are applied at the end of your billing cycle. For example, if you are currently on a Team plan which is billed on the 8th of every month and you choose to downgrade to a Free Team plan on the 15th, your Team plan will be active until 7th of the following month. You will be transferred to a Free Team plan on the 8th of the following month. Please refer to the next two questions below for instructions on how to downgrade your account.
How do I downgrade from a Team plan to a Free Team plan?
Before you downgrade to a Free plan, ensure that your organization details are updated to reflect features available in the Free plan. For example, you may need to reduce the number of team members and convert any private repositories to public repositories. For information on what’s included in the Free plan, see
For information on how to downgrade from a Team plan to a Free plan, see
Downgrade from Team to a Free plan
How do I downgrade from Pro to a Community plan?
Before you downgrade to a Community plan, ensure that your account organization details are updated to reflect features available in the Community Free plan. For example, you may need to convert any private repositories to public repositories. For information on what’s included in the Community Free plan, see
For information on how to downgrade from Pro to a Community plan, see
Downgrade from Pro to a Community plan
How many seats do I need for my organization if I select a Team plan?
Your organization's number of paid seats must equal the number of organization members. If you're not using all of your organization's paid seats, you can downgrade to pay for fewer seats. Organization owners and members each fill a seat. If you've sent a pending invitation to a prospective organization member, the invitation will fill a seat.
How do I add or remove paid seats for my team members?
For information on how to add paid seats to a monthly plan for your organization, see
Add seats to a monthly plan
For information on how to remove paid seats from a monthly plan for your organization, see
Remove seats from a monthly plan
How do I add a member to a team in my organization?
For information on how to add a member to a team, see
Add a member to a team
Can Docker Hub continue to be used for open source project?
Yes, Docker will continue to offer a Community plan with unlimited public repositories and unlimited collaborators for public repositories at no cost per month. Docker is committed to supporting the broader open source communities.
I have more questions regarding the new pricing, who can I reach out to?
If you have any questions about how the new seat-based pricing impacts you that are not covered in the FAQ, please reach out to
and a member of the Docker team will get back to you.
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