SoftLayer DNS Provider

Configuration

To authenticate with SoftLayer requires at least a username and api_key for authentication. It can also optionally take a timeout and endpoint_url parameter however these are optional and will use standard defaults if not provided.

These can be supplied in the creds.json file:

{
  "softlayer": {
    "username": "myusername",
    "api_key": "mysecretapikey"
  }
}

To maintain compatibility with existing softlayer CLI services these can also be provided by the SL_USERNAME and SL_API_KEY environment variables or specified in the ~/.softlayer, but this is discouraged. More information about these methods can be found at the softlayer-go library documentation.

Usage

Use this provider like any other DNS Provider:

var REG_NONE = NewRegistrar("none","NONE"); // no registrar
var SOFTLAYER = NewDnsProvider("softlayer", "SOFTLAYER");

D("example.tld", registrary, DnsProvider(SOFTLAYER),
    A("test","1.2.3.4")
);

Metadata

This provider does not recognize any special metadata fields unique to SoftLayer dns. For compatibility with the pre-generated NAMESERVER fields it’s recommended to set the NS TTL to 86400 such as:

D("example.tld", REG_NONE, DnsProvider(SOFTLAYER),
    {"ns_ttl": "86400"},

    A("test","1.2.3.4")
);

ns_ttl is a standard metadata field that applies to all providers.