James Liang/Cloudflare DDNS

Created Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:05:27 -0500 Modified Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:48:31 +0000
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This is a tutorial on how to use use Cloudflare as a DDNS provider. All of the information and settings can be found at the original Github Repository: https://github.com/oznu/docker-cloudflare-ddns

Cloudflare API Key

First you’ll need to get your Cloudflare API key

Go to the following link https://dash.cloudflare.com/profile/api-tokens

Click “Create Token”

api

At the bottom, click “Get Started” under Create Custom Token

token

Set the settings as the following:

Permissions
Zone - Zone Settings - Read
Zone - Zone - Read
Zone - DNS - Edit
Zone Resources
Include - All Zones

Your token should look something like this:

token

After verifying that the settings are correct, click Continue to summary. You should get your API key.

Creating Docker Container

In Portainer navigate to the Stacks menu and click Add stack

Name your stack and paste in the following into the web editor:

---
version: '2'
services:
  cloudflare-ddns:
    image: oznu/cloudflare-ddns:latest
    restart: always
    environment:
      - API_KEY=xxxxxxx
      - ZONE=example.com
      - SUBDOMAIN=subdomain
      - PROXIED=true

You’ll want to change the coloured text with your information. The API_KEY should be the one you created earlier.

You may want to delete the subdomain line if you wanted to change the IP of your root domain only. You can then create CNAME records that point to the root of your domain for other subdomains. If you don’t want the A record to be proxied, set it to false.

After adjusting your config file, scroll down to the bottom and click “Deploy the stack”

You should see your container running, you can check the log to see what the container is doing.