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dnsmadeeasy - Interface with dnsmadeeasy.com (a DNS hosting service).

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

Options

parameter required default choices comments
account_key
yes
Account API Key.
account_secret
yes
Account Secret Key.
autoFailover
(added in 2.4)
yes no
  • yes
  • no
If true, fallback to the primary IP address is manual after a failover.
If false, fallback to the primary IP address is automatic after a failover.
contactList
(added in 2.4)
yes
Name or id of the contact list that the monitor will notify.
The default '' means the Account Owner.
domain
yes
Domain to work with. Can be the domain name (e.g. "mydomain.com") or the numeric ID of the domain in DNS Made Easy (e.g. "839989") for faster resolution
failover
(added in 2.4)
yes no
  • yes
  • no
If yes, add or change the failover. This is applicable only for A records.
httpFile
(added in 2.4)
no
The file at the Fqdn that the monitor queries for HTTP or HTTPS.
httpFqdn
(added in 2.4)
no
The fully qualified domain name used by the monitor.
httpQueryString
(added in 2.4)
no
The string in the httpFile that the monitor queries for HTTP or HTTPS.
ip1
(added in 2.4)
no
Primary IP address for the failover.
Required if adding or changing the monitor or failover.
ip2
(added in 2.4)
no
Secondary IP address for the failover.
Required if adding or changing the failover.
ip3
(added in 2.4)
no
Tertiary IP address for the failover.
ip4
(added in 2.4)
no
Quaternary IP address for the failover.
ip5
(added in 2.4)
no
Quinary IP address for the failover.
maxEmails
(added in 2.4)
yes 1
Number of emails sent to the contact list by the monitor.
monitor
(added in 2.4)
yes no
  • yes
  • no
If yes, add or change the monitor. This is applicable only for A records.
port
(added in 2.4)
yes 80
Port used by the monitor.
protocol
(added in 2.4)
yes HTTP
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • HTTP
  • DNS
  • SMTP
  • HTTPS
Protocol used by the monitor.
record_name
no
Record name to get/create/delete/update. If record_name is not specified; all records for the domain will be returned in "result" regardless of the state argument.
record_ttl
no 1800
record's "Time to live". Number of seconds the record remains cached in DNS servers.
record_type
no
  • A
  • AAAA
  • CNAME
  • HTTPRED
  • MX
  • NS
  • PTR
  • SRV
  • TXT
Record type.
record_value
no
Record value. HTTPRED: <redirection URL>, MX: <priority> <target name>, NS: <name server>, PTR: <target name>, SRV: <priority> <weight> <port> <target name>, TXT: <text value>"
If record_value is not specified; no changes will be made and the record will be returned in 'result' (in other words, this module can be used to fetch a record's current id, type, and ttl)
sensitivity
(added in 2.4)
yes Medium
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
Number of checks the monitor performs before a failover occurs where Low = 8, Medium = 5,and High = 3.
state
yes
  • present
  • absent
whether the record should exist or not
systemDescription
(added in 2.4)
yes
Description used by the monitor.
validate_certs
(added in 1.5.1)
no yes
  • yes
  • no
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Examples

# fetch my.com domain records
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
  register: response

# create / ensure the presence of a record
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1

# update the previously created record
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_value: 192.0.2.23

# fetch a specific record
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
  register: response

# delete a record / ensure it is absent
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: absent
    record_name: test

# Add a failover
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    failover: True
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    ip2: 127.0.0.3

- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    failover: True
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    ip2: 127.0.0.3
    ip3: 127.0.0.4
    ip4: 127.0.0.5
    ip5: 127.0.0.6

# Add a monitor
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    monitor: yes
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    protocol: HTTP  # default
    port: 80  # default
    maxEmails: 1
    systemDescription: Monitor Test A record
    contactList: my contact list

# Add a monitor with http options
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    monitor: yes
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    protocol: HTTP  # default
    port: 80  # default
    maxEmails: 1
    systemDescription: Monitor Test A record
    contactList: 1174  # contact list id
    httpFqdn: http://my.com
    httpFile: example
    httpQueryString: some string

# Add a monitor and a failover
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    failover: True
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    ip2: 127.0.0.3
    monitor: yes
    protocol: HTTPS
    port: 443
    maxEmails: 1
    systemDescription: monitoring my.com status
    contactList: emergencycontacts

# Remove a failover
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    failover: no

# Remove a monitor
- dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1
    monitor: no

Notes

Note

  • The DNS Made Easy service requires that machines interacting with the API have the proper time and timezone set. Be sure you are within a few seconds of actual time by using NTP.
  • This module returns record(s) and monitor(s) in the “result” element when ‘state’ is set to ‘present’. These values can be be registered and used in your playbooks.
  • Only A records can have a monitor or failover.
  • To add failover, the ‘failover’, ‘autoFailover’, ‘port’, ‘protocol’, ‘ip1’, and ‘ip2’ options are required.
  • To add monitor, the ‘monitor’, ‘port’, ‘protocol’, ‘maxEmails’, ‘systemDescription’, and ‘ip1’ options are required.
  • The monitor and the failover will share ‘port’, ‘protocol’, and ‘ip1’ options.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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