Gitlab container registry empty after successful pushes

my docker gitlab instance doesn’t show any container under group-name > project-name - Container Registry

Gitlab is properly configured, the gitlab registry is active, the runner is active, and I can complete a pipeline containing a deploy: meaning that my gitlab container registry actually contains containers for this particular project (I can also see the actual image pulled from my docker instance meaning that the images are there).

The page says:

If you are not already logged in, you need to authenticate to the Container Registry by using your GitLab username and password. If you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, use a Personal Access Token instead of a password.

How am I supposed to login to show my containers in here?