Gandi_v5 Provider

GANDI_V5 uses the v5 API and can act as a registrar provider or a DNS provider. It is only able to work with domains migrated to the new LiveDNS API, which should be all domains. API keys are assigned to particular users. Go to User Settings, “Manage the user account and security settings”, the “Security” tab, then regenerate the “Production API key”.

Configuration

To use this provider, add an entry to creds.json with TYPE set to GANDI_V5 along your Gandi.net API key. The sharing_id is optional.

The sharing_id selects between different organizations which your account is a member of; to manage domains in multiple organizations, you can use multiple creds.json entries.

How to find the sharing_id: The sharing ID is the second hex string found in the URL on the portal. Log into the Gandi website, click on “organizations” in the leftnav, and click on the organization name. The URL will be something like:

https://admin.gandi.net/organizations/[not this hex string]/PLTS/[sharing id]/profile

Example:

{
  "gandi": {
    "TYPE": "GANDI_V5",
    "apikey": "your-gandi-key",
    "sharing_id": "your-sharing_id"
  }
}

Metadata

This provider does not recognize any special metadata fields unique to Gandi.

Limitations

This provider does not support using ALIAS in combination with DNSSEC, whether AUTODNSSEC or otherwise.

This provider only supports ALIAS on the "@" zone apex, not on any other names.

Usage

An example dnsconfig.js configuration:

var REG_GANDI = NewRegistrar("gandi");
var DSP_GANDI = NewDnsProvider("gandi");

D("example.tld", REG_GANDI, DnsProvider(DSP_GANDI),
    A("test", "1.2.3.4")
);

If you are converting from the old “GANDI” provider, simply change “GANDI” to “GANDI_V5” in dnsconfig.js. Be sure to test with dnscontrol preview before running dnscontrol push.

New domains

If a domain does not exist in your Gandi account, DNSControl will not automatically add it with the create-domains command. You’ll need to do that via the web UI manually.

Common errors

Error getting corrections

Error getting corrections: 401: The server could not verify that you authorized to access the document you requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad api key), or your access token has expired

This is the error you’ll see if your apikey in creds.json is wrong or invalid.

Domain does not exist in profile

WARNING: Domain 'example.com' does not exist in the 'secname' profile and will be added automatically.

This error is caused by the internal ListZones() functions returning no domain names. This is usually because your creds.json information is pointing at an empty organization or no organization. The solution is to set sharing_id in creds.json.

get-zones “nameonly” returns nothing

If a dnscontrol get-zones --format=nameonly CredId - all returns nothing, this is usually because your creds.json information is pointing at an empty organization or no organization. The solution is to set sharing_id in creds.json.