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This project provides a cross-platform command line interface for DNSimple. Specifically, it uses theDNSimple REST API via nodejs-dnsimple and its associated npm package dnsimple.

This project’s command line interface is based on the azure-cli, although its features and functionality are entirely different and not related to azure whatsoever.

Current Features

  • Accounts
    • Secure authentication for multiple DNSimple accounts/subscriptions
    • List authenticated accounts/subscriptions
    • Select current account/subscription
  • Domains
    • List domains in your account
    • List domains in your account that match a wildcard filter (e.g. *.com)
    • Show details for a specific domain in your account
  • Contacts
  • Services
  • Templates
  • Extended Attributes
  • Users
  • Subscriptions
  • Prices


Install from npm (coming soon)

You can install the dnsimple-cli npm package directly.

npm install -g dnsimple-cli

Install from GitHub

You can install the latest code (could be unstable) directly from GitHub.

npm install anderly/dnsimple-cli

Download Source Code

To get the source code of the SDK via git just type:

git clone https://github.com/anderly/dnsimple-cli.git
cd ./dnsimple-cli
npm install

Configure auto-complete

Auto-complete is supported for Mac and Linux.

To enable it in zsh, run:

echo '. <(dnsimple --completion)' >> .zshrc

To enable it in bash, run:

dnsimple --completion >> ~/dnsimple.completion.sh
echo 'source ~/dnsimple.completion.sh' >> .bash_profile

Get Started

Just type dnsimple at a command prompt to get started and see available commands. For more details see the command reference.

user@host:~$ dnsimple
info:         _           _                 _      
info:        | |         (_)               | |     
info:      __| |_ __  ___ _ _ __ ___  _ __ | | ___ 
info:     / _` | '_ \/ __| | '_ ` _ \| '_ \| |/ _ \
info:    | (_| | | | \__ \ | | | | | | |_) | |  __/
info:     \__,_|_| |_|___/_|_| |_| |_| .__/|_|\___|
info:                                | |           
info:                                |_|           
info:    DNSimple: We make DNS simple.
info:    Tool version 0.0.1
help:    Display help for a given command
help:      help [options] [command]
help:    Log in to a dnsimple account.
help:      login [options]
help:    Log out from DNSimple.
help:      logout [options] [username]
help:    Open the portal in a browser
help:      portal [options]
help:    Commands:
help:      account        Commands to manage your account information
help:      config         Commands to manage your local settings
help:      domain         Commands to manage domains
help:      contact        Commands to manage your account contacts
help:      service        Commands to manage your domain services
help:      template       Commands to manage dns record templates
help:      user           Commands to manage your users
help:      subscription   Commands to manage account subscriptions
help:      price          Commands to view domain pricing
help:    Options:
help:      -h, --help     output usage information
help:      -v, --version  output the application version

In general, following are the steps:

  • Login to your DNSimple account.
  • Use the commands

The first step can be different for different environments you are targeting. The DNSimple sandbox is supported in addition to production.

Login directly from dnsimple-cli

# This will prompt for your password in the console
dnsimple login -u <your dnsimple account email address>

# use the commands to manage your domains/dns/services/templates
dnsimple domain list

dnsimple cli on Ubuntu

If you want to run dnsimple cli on Ubuntu, then you should install nodejs-legacy instead of nodejs. For more information please check the following links:

Please perform the installation steps in following order:

sudo apt-get install nodejs-legacy
sudo apt-get install npm
npm install -g dnsimple-cli

Setting up Fiddler for CLI

You need to set the following environment variables to capture the HTTP traffic generated from the execution of dnsimple cli commands


Learn More

Please see the DNSimple CLI command reference for details on current and anticipated commands.

For more information on the DNSimple REST API, please see the DNSimple API Documentation.

Contribute Code or Provide Feedback

If you would like to contribute to this project please fork the repo and submit a PR with any contributions.

If you encounter any bugs with the library please file an issue in the Issues section of the project.

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