Cloudflare DNS
  • 05 May 2024
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Cloudflare DNS runs one of the largest DNS networks in the world.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices
  • Users (when Fetch Users is selected)
  • Certificates (when Fetch Certificates is selected)


  1. Cloudflare Domain - Keep as ''.

  2. User Email - Email address associated with your Cloudflare account. For more details, see Cloudflare API documentation.

  3. API Key / API Token - Specify your account API key or an API token that you created.

    1. API Key - Provides full permissions. API key generated on the Cloudflare account under "My Account" page.
    2. API Token - Provides custom permissions, which you can configure. To create a token, open your Cloudflare account -> Get your API Key -> API Tokens -> Create Token. Then create the a token with the details below. Once completed, obtain the generated API Token.
  4. Verify SSL - Select whether to verify the SSL certificate of the server.

  5. HTTPS Proxy (optional) - Connect the adapter to a proxy instead of directly connecting it to the domain.


Advanced Settings


From Version 4.6, Advanced settings can either apply for all connections for this adapter, or you can set different advanced settings and/or different scheduling for a specific connection, refer to ​Advanced Configuration for Adapters.

  1. Parse CNAME records as devices - Select whether to fetch each CNAME record as a separate device.
  2. Fetch Custom Hostnames - Select whether to fetch additional custom hostname information.
  3. Fetch users (optional) - Select whether to fetch users, in addition to devices.
  4. Fetch Cloudflare WAF Rules - Select this option to fetch WAF rules and associate them to devices based on the Zone they belong to.
  5. Fetch Certificates - Select this option to fetch certificates.

To learn more about Adapter Configuration tab advanced settings, see Adapter Advanced Settings.

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