[Pdns-users] using pdns auth API to create slave zones

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Tue Jan 23 15:57:14 UTC 2018

Hi Thomas,

On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:46:25 +0100
Thomas Mieslinger <miesi at india.com> wrote:

> I'd like to use powerDNS 4.1 API to create a slave zone. Is it possible 
> to send "type: SLAVE" and "master:" with the POST 
> /servers/{server_id}/zones? How do I initiate a zone transfer from the 
> master?

It seems that the documention[1] does not list you can POST a Zone
object to the endpoint like this:

    "kind": "Slave",
    "masters": [""],
    "name": "example.com."

To AXFR retrieve, the docs[2] do show that you need to PUT to

Best regards,


1 - https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/http-api/zone.html#zone
2 - https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/http-api/zone.html#put--servers-server_id-zones-zone_id-axfr-retrieve

Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com

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