community.dns.hetzner_dns_record_info module – Retrieve records in Hetzner DNS service

Note

This module is part of the community.dns collection (version 2.4.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.dns.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.dns.hetzner_dns_record_info.

New in community.dns 2.0.0

Synopsis

  • Retrieves DNS records in Hetzner DNS service.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

hetzner_token

aliases: api_token

string / required

The token for the Hetzner API.

If not provided, will be read from the environment variable HETZNER_DNS_TOKEN.

prefix

string

The prefix of the DNS record.

This is the part of record before zone_name. For example, if the record to be modified is www.example.com for the zone example.com, the prefix is www. If the record in this example would be example.com, the prefix would be '' (empty string).

If what is single_record or all_types_for_record, exactly one of record and prefix is required.

record

string

The full DNS record to retrieve.

If what is single_record or all_types_for_record, exactly one of record and prefix is required.

txt_transformation

string

Determines how TXT entry values are converted between the API and this module’s input and output.

The value api means that values are returned from this module as they are returned from the API, and pushed to the API as they have been passed to this module. For idempotency checks, the input string will be compared to the strings returned by the API. The API might automatically transform some values, like splitting long values or adding quotes, which can cause problems with idempotency.

The value unquoted automatically transforms values so that you can pass in unquoted values, and the module will return unquoted values. If you pass in quoted values, they will be double-quoted.

The value quoted automatically transforms values so that you must use quoting for values that contain spaces, characters such as quotation marks and backslashes, and that are longer than 255 bytes. It also makes sure to return values from the API in a normalized encoding.

The default value, unquoted, ensures that you can work with values without having to care about how to correctly quote for DNS. Most users should use one of unquoted or quoted, but not api.

Note: the conversion code assumes UTF-8 encoding for values. If you need another encoding use txt_transformation=api and handle the encoding yourself.

Choices:

  • "api"

  • "quoted"

  • "unquoted" ← (default)

type

string

The type of DNS record to retrieve.

Required if what is single_record.

Choices:

  • "A"

  • "AAAA"

  • "CAA"

  • "CNAME"

  • "DANE"

  • "DS"

  • "HINFO"

  • "MX"

  • "NS"

  • "RP"

  • "SOA"

  • "SRV"

  • "TLSA"

  • "TXT"

what

string

Describes whether to fetch a single record and type combination, all types for a record, or all records. By default, a single record and type combination is fetched.

Note that the return value structure depends on this option.

Choices:

  • "single_record" ← (default)

  • "all_types_for_record"

  • "all_records"

zone_id

string

The ID of the DNS zone to modify.

Exactly one of zone_name and zone_id must be specified.

zone_name

aliases: zone

string

The DNS zone to modify.

Exactly one of zone and zone_id must be specified.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

action_group

Action group: community.dns.hetzner

added in community.dns 2.4.0

Use group/community.dns.hetzner in module_defaults to set defaults for this module.

check_mode

Support: full

This action does not modify state.

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: N/A

This action does not modify state.

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Retrieve the details for the A records of new.foo.com
  community.dns.hetzner_dns_record_info:
    zone: foo.com
    record: new.foo.com
    type: A
    hetzner_token: access_token
  register: rec

- name: Print the A records
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ rec.records }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

records

list / elements=dictionary

The list of fetched records.

Returned: success and what is not single_record

Sample: [{"extra": {}, "record": "sample.example.com", "ttl": 3600, "type": "A", "value": "1.2.3.4"}]

extra

dictionary

Extra information on records.

Returned: success

Sample: {"created": "2021-07-09T11:18:37Z", "modified": "2021-07-09T11:18:37Z"}

prefix

string

The record prefix.

Returned: success

Sample: "sample"

record

string

The record name.

Returned: success

Sample: "sample.example.com"

ttl

integer

The TTL.

Will return none if the zone’s default TTL is used.

Returned: success

Sample: 3600

type

string

The DNS record type.

Returned: success

Sample: "A"

value

string

The DNS record’s value.

Returned: success

Sample: "1.2.3.4"

zone_id

string

The ID of the zone.

Returned: success

Sample: "23"

Authors

  • Markus Bergholz (@markuman)

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)