OpenStack DNS As A Service (Designate)
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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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