OVH Provider

Configuration

In your providers config json file you must provide a OVH app-key, app-secret-key and consumer-key:

{
  "ovh":{
    "app-key": "your app key",
    "app-secret-key": "your app secret key",
    "consumer-key": "your consumer key"
  }
}

See the Activation section for details on obtaining these credentials.

Metadata

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

Usage

Example javascript:

Example javascript (DNS hosted with OVH):

var REG_OVH = NewRegistrar("ovh", "OVH");
var OVH = NewDnsProvider("ovh", "OVH");

D("example.tld", REG_OVH, DnsProvider(OVH),
    A("test","1.2.3.4")
);

Example javascript (Registrar only. DNS hosted elsewhere):

var REG_OVH = NewRegistrar("ovh", "OVH");
var R53 = NewDnsProvider("r53", "ROUTE53");

D("example.tld", REG_OVH, DnsProvider(R53),
    A("test","1.2.3.4")
);

Activation

To obtain the OVH keys, one need to register an app at OVH by following the OVH API Getting Started

It consist in declaring the app at https://eu.api.ovh.com/createApp/ which gives the app-key and app-secret-key.

Once done, to obtain the consumer-key it is necessary to authorize the just created app to access the data in a specific account:

curl -XPOST -H"X-Ovh-Application: <you-app-key>" -H "Content-type: application/json" https://eu.api.ovh.com/1.0/auth/credential -d'{
  "accessRules": [
    {
      "method": "DELETE",
      "path": "/domain/zone/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "GET",
      "path": "/domain/zone/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "POST",
      "path": "/domain/zone/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "PUT",
      "path": "/domain/zone/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "GET",
      "path": "/domain/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "PUT",
      "path": "/domain/*"
    },
    {
      "method": "POST",
      "path": "/domain/*/nameServers/update"
    }
  ]
}'

It should return something akin to:

{
  "validationUrl": "https://eu.api.ovh.com/auth/?credentialToken=<long-token>",
  "consumerKey": "<your-consumer-key>",
  "state": "pendingValidation"
}

Open the “validationUrl” in a brower and log in with your OVH account. This will link the app with your account, authorizing it to access your zones and domains.

Do not forget to fill the consumer-key of your creds.json.

New domains

If a domain does not exist in your OVH account, DNSControl will not automatically add it. You’ll need to do that via the control panel manually.

Dual providers scenario

Since OVH doesn’t allow to host DNS for a domain that is not registered in their registrar, some dual providers scenario are not possible:

registrar zone working?
OVH other
OVH OVH + other
other OVH X

Caveat

OVH doesn’t allow resetting the zone to the OVH DNS through the API. If for any reasons OVH NS entries were removed the only way to add them back is by using the OVH Control Panel (in the DNS Servers tab, click on the “Reset the DNS servers” button.