OpenStack DNS As A Service (Designate)
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Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson 8beccabe4e Added additional test coverage for adapters 2 days ago
api-ref/source Merge "Fix API reference for list service statuses" 6 months ago
contrib Merge "Add template for testing review or branch" 6 months ago
designate Added additional test coverage for adapters 2 days ago
devstack Adds api_ca_cert configuration variable to pools.yaml 3 months ago
doc Replace deprecated readfp method with read_file 2 weeks ago
etc/designate Integrate OSprofiler and Designate 6 months ago
playbooks Add fips jobs 9 months ago
rally-jobs Add validation to improve pep8 check for designate project 5 years ago
releasenotes Imported Translations from Zanata 2 weeks ago
roles Merge "Stop double compressing pdns logs" 3 months ago
tools Remove references to sys.version_info 11 months ago
.coveragerc Update .coveragerc after the removal of respective directory 6 years ago
.gitignore Remove testrepository 4 years ago
.gitreview OpenDev Migration Patch 3 years ago
.stestr.conf Switch to using stestr 4 years ago
.zuul.yaml Fix FIPS job - nslookup_target 2 months ago
CONTRIBUTING.rst Community Goal: Project PTL & Contrib Docs Update 2 years ago
LICENSE Add LICENSE file. 9 years ago
README.rst Moving to OFTC 1 year ago
designate.sublime-project Add __pycache__ to ST2 Ignore 7 years ago
ipa-requirements.txt add support for FreeIPA backend - phase 5 - requirements 8 years ago
requirements.txt Merge "Removed RPC calls from MDNS and moved them to the Worker" 1 month ago
setup.cfg Drop python3.6/3.7 support in testing runtime 2 months ago Cleanup py27 support 2 years ago
test-requirements.txt Bump hacking version 2 months ago
tox.ini Bump hacking version 2 months ago


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OpenStack Designate

Designate is an OpenStack project, providing DNSaaS.

IRC: #openstack-dns @ oftc



To learn how to use Designate's API, consult the documentation available online at:

For more information on OpenStack APIs, SDKs and CLIs in general, refer to:


Designate follows the OpenStack Gerrit Workflow


Setup a working environment:

git clone
cd designate
virtualenv .venv
. .venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt -r test-requirements.txt
pip install -e .

Building Docs

To build the documentation from the restructured text source, do the following:

tox -e docs

Now point your browser at doc/build/html/index.html (the official documentation is published to by the maintainers.


Execute all unit tests

tox -e py36

Execute only backend tests

tox -e py36 -- unit.backend

Execute only a single test

tox -e py36 -- unit.backend.test_pdns4.PDNS4BackendTestCase.test_create_zone_success


Install the git-review package to make life easier

pip install git-review

Branch, work, & submit:

# cut a new branch, tracking master
git checkout --track -b bug/id origin/master
# work work work
git add stuff
git commit
# rebase/squash to a single commit before submitting
git rebase -i
# submit

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