OVH Provider

Configuration

To use this provider, add an entry to creds.json with TYPE set to OVH along with a OVH app-key, app-secret-key and consumer-key.

Example:

{
  "ovh": {
    "TYPE": "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

An example dnsconfig.js configuration: (DNS hosted with OVH):

var REG_OVH = NewRegistrar("ovh");
var DSP_OVH = NewDnsProvider("ovh");

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

An example dnsconfig.js configuration: (Registrar only. DNS hosted elsewhere)

var REG_OVH = NewRegistrar("ovh");
var DSP_R53 = NewDnsProvider("r53");

D("example.tld", REG_OVH, DnsProvider(DSP_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 browser 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

OVH now allows to host DNS zone for a domain that is not registered in their registrar (see: https://www.ovh.com/manager/web/#/zone). The following dual providers scenario are supported:

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

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.