4.11.5 Oracle Container Registry is unable to service requests to search the catalog

Attempts to search for an image in the Oracle Container Registry by using the podman search command fail with an authorization error, even if you are logged into the registry:

# podman search oraclelinux
ERRO[0001] error getting search results from v2 endpoint
"container-registry.oracle.com", status code 401 (Unauthorized)

The issue is related to how Oracle Container Registry handles token requests for access to "/v2/_catalog". The podman search command only requests a token for ping-level access and not for catalog access.

There is currently no workaround for this issue.

(Bug ID 29942671)