How To Get Latest Security Updates for Security Server Sidecar?

X-Road provides monthly updates to the Security Server Sidecar base image updates for last three minor versions. For example, in Q1 2023, the supported versions were 7.0.x, 7.1.x, and 7.2.x.

This article outlines the benefits and procedure for obtaining the latest version of the Security Server Sidecar.


  • Updates are provided for the last three major versions.

  • Updates are released monthly on the 25th, with additional releases for critical vulnerabilities.

  • The updates include the latest base image with up-to-date packages and security fixes.

  • There are no changes to X-Road software and its packages inside. These changes are released with a version change.

Steps to update

1. Pull the latest version of your choice using the following command:

docker pull niis/xroad-security-server-sidecar:<target-version[-type[-variant]>

If you do not pull the latest version, Docker may use a local image of the same version that may not be up-to-date. You can check when each image was last updated on Docker hub.

2. Follow Sidecar upgrade steps as described here

Note that upgrade procedure is the same as upgrading to a newer X-Road version. Therefore, it must conform to the same requirements listed in the upgrade guide.