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How to add a Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) record in Power DNS

How to add a Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) record in Power DNS

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For PowerDNS 4.0>

Requirements:

  • Server with installed OS such as Cnet OS
  • PowerDNS has been setup and work properly

There is a video for this process.

Here is the process:

1. Login to your DNS server using superuser as root.

2. Launch the terminal. If you don’t login as superuser then type:

$ su –

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3. Check the version number of PowerDNS by using one of the two commands below.

Note: Only version 4.0 and above are support CAA records.

a)

# Dig chaos txt version.bind @yourip+short

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b)

#pdns_server --version

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4. Review your zone file entries by entering the command below:

#Pdnsutil list-zone <your zone file>

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5. To edit the zone file, enter the command shown here:

#pdns edit-zone <your zone file>

6. Place the cursor on the bottom of the entries and hit the Enter button to add a new line.

7. Type the following line to your zone for adding CAA record for Entrust:

Yourdomain       IN       CAA       0 issue "entrust.net"

(*seven spaces between first three character sets)

NOTE: yourdomain is your own domain name that listed on your SOA

In the example below, the SOA is using entrustcertlab.com, hence the line to be added will be:

entrustcertlab.comINCAA0 issue “entrust.net”

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8. Save the modification and exit to the file editor.

9. At this point the CAA record has been added to your zone file and you can restart your service by typing:

# service pdns restart

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Entrust Certificate Services Support department for further assistance:

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 8:00 PM ET to Friday 8:00 PM ET
North America (toll free): 1-866-267-9297
Outside North America: 1-613-270-2680 (or see the list below)
NOTE: Smart Phone users may use the 1-800 numbers shown in the table below.
Otherwise, it is very important that international callers dial the UITF format exactly as indicated. Do not dial an extra "1" before the "800" or your call will not be accepted as an UITF toll free call.

Country Number
Australia 0011 - 800-3687-7863
1-800-767-513
Austria 00 - 800-3687-7863
Belgium 00 - 800-3687-7863
Denmark 00 - 800-3687-7863
Finland 990 - 800-3687-7863 (Telecom Finland)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Finnet)
France 00 - 800-3687-7863
Germany 00 - 800-3687-7863
Hong Kong 001 - 800-3687-7863 (Voice)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Fax)
Ireland 00 - 800-3687-7863
Israel 014 - 800-3687-7863
Italy 00 - 800-3687-7863
Japan 001 - 800-3687-7863 (KDD)
004 - 800-3687-7863 (ITJ)
0061 - 800-3687-7863 (IDC)
Korea 001 - 800-3687-7863 (Korea Telecom)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Dacom)
Malaysia 00 - 800-3687-7863
Netherlands 00 - 800-3687-7863
New Zealand 00 - 800-3687-7863
0800-4413101
Norway 00 - 800-3687-7863
Singapore 001 - 800-3687-7863
Spain 00 - 800-3687-7863
Sweden 00 - 800-3687-7863 (Telia)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Tele2)
Switzerland 00 - 800-3687-7863
Taiwan 00 - 800-3687-7863
United Kingdom 00 - 800-3687-7863
0800 121 6078
+44 (0) 118 953 3088