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Last Modified: 2017-09-21 14:04:19.0

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

Article Number: 70980

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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. 

CountryNumber
Australia0011 - 800-3687-7863
1-800-767-513
Austria00 - 800-3687-7863
Belgium00 - 800-3687-7863
Denmark00 - 800-3687-7863
Finland990 - 800-3687-7863 (Telecom Finland)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Finnet)
France00 - 800-3687-7863
Germany00 - 800-3687-7863
Hong Kong001 - 800-3687-7863 (Voice)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Fax)
Ireland00 - 800-3687-7863
Israel014 - 800-3687-7863
Italy00 - 800-3687-7863
Japan001 - 800-3687-7863 (KDD)
004 - 800-3687-7863 (ITJ)
0061 - 800-3687-7863 (IDC)
Korea001 - 800-3687-7863 (Korea Telecom)
002 - 800-3687-7863 (Dacom)
Malaysia00 - 800-3687-7863
Netherlands00 - 800-3687-7863
New Zealand00 - 800-3687-7863
0800-4413101
Norway00 - 800-3687-7863
Singapore001 - 800-3687-7863
Spain00 - 800-3687-7863
Sweden00 - 800-3687-7863 (Telia)
00 - 800-3687-7863 (Tele2)
Switzerland00 - 800-3687-7863
Taiwan00 - 800-3687-7863
United Kingdom00 - 800-3687-7863
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