community.general.dnsmadeeasy module – Interface with dnsmadeeasy.com (a DNS hosting service)

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.1.0).

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.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.dnsmadeeasy.

Synopsis

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • hashlib

  • hmac

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

account_key

string / required

Account API Key.

account_secret

string / required

Account Secret Key.

autoFailover

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

contactList

string

Name or id of the contact list that the monitor will notify.

The default '' means the Account Owner.

domain

string / required

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

boolean

If true, add or change the failover. This is applicable only for A records.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

httpFile

string

The file at the Fqdn that the monitor queries for HTTP or HTTPS.

httpFqdn

string

The fully qualified domain name used by the monitor.

httpQueryString

string

The string in the httpFile that the monitor queries for HTTP or HTTPS.

ip1

string

Primary IP address for the failover.

Required if adding or changing the monitor or failover.

ip2

string

Secondary IP address for the failover.

Required if adding or changing the failover.

ip3

string

Tertiary IP address for the failover.

ip4

string

Quaternary IP address for the failover.

ip5

string

Quinary IP address for the failover.

maxEmails

integer

Number of emails sent to the contact list by the monitor.

Default: 1

monitor

boolean

If true, add or change the monitor. This is applicable only for A records.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

port

integer

Port used by the monitor.

Default: 80

protocol

string

Protocol used by the monitor.

Choices:

  • "TCP"

  • "UDP"

  • "HTTP" ← (default)

  • "DNS"

  • "SMTP"

  • "HTTPS"

record_name

string

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

integer

record’s “Time to live”. Number of seconds the record remains cached in DNS servers.

Default: 1800

record_type

string

Record type.

Choices:

  • "A"

  • "AAAA"

  • "CNAME"

  • "ANAME"

  • "HTTPRED"

  • "MX"

  • "NS"

  • "PTR"

  • "SRV"

  • "TXT"

record_value

string

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)

sandbox

boolean

Decides if the sandbox API should be used. Otherwise (default) the production API of DNS Made Easy is used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

sensitivity

string

Number of checks the monitor performs before a failover occurs where Low = 8, Medium = 5,and High = 3.

Choices:

  • "Low"

  • "Medium" ← (default)

  • "High"

state

string / required

whether the record should exist or not

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

systemDescription

string

Description used by the monitor.

Default: ""

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

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.

Examples

- name: Fetch my.com domain records
  community.general.dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
  register: response

- name: Create a record
  community.general.dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_type: A
    record_value: 127.0.0.1

- name: Update the previously created record
  community.general.dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
    record_value: 192.0.2.23

- name: Fetch a specific record
  community.general.dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    state: present
    record_name: test
  register: response

- name: Delete a record
  community.general.dnsmadeeasy:
    account_key: key
    account_secret: secret
    domain: my.com
    record_type: A
    state: absent
    record_name: test

- name: Add a failover
  community.general.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

- name: Add a failover
  community.general.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

- name: Add a monitor
  community.general.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: true
    ip1: 127.0.0.2
    protocol: HTTP  # default
    port: 80  # default
    maxEmails: 1
    systemDescription: Monitor Test A record
    contactList: my contact list

- name: Add a monitor with http options
  community.general.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: true
    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

- name: Add a monitor and a failover
  community.general.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: true
    protocol: HTTPS
    port: 443
    maxEmails: 1
    systemDescription: monitoring my.com status
    contactList: emergencycontacts

- name: Remove a failover
  community.general.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: false

- name: Remove a monitor
  community.general.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: false

Authors

  • Brice Burgess (@briceburg)