Method Not allowed updating DNS Record using API - again?

Howdy All - First time Cloudflare user…

I’ve seen lots of recentish posts on this issue, but can’t get around it.

In short, getting “Cloudflare.exceptions.CloudFlareAPIError: method_not_allowed” using the API to update a DNS record.

– The simplified code:

import Cloudflare


cf = Cloudflare.Cloudflare(email=‘myemail’, token=GLOBAL_API_KEY)

zones = cf.zones.get(params = {‘name’:ZONE,‘per_page’:1})
zone = zones[0]
zone_id = zone[‘id’]

dns_record = {‘name’:‘BLAH’, ‘type’:‘A’, ‘ttl’: 120, ‘content’: ‘’}
cf.zones.dns_records.put(zone_id, data=dns_record)

I’ve dabbled w/bearer tokens and the ttl and various hints and hacks on other posts. Yet, no joy yet.

Any ideas?

This is likely an issue with your code or the library itself. The best thing to do is to try the PUT operation via a tool like cURL:

curl -X PUT "" \
     -H "X-Auth-Email: [email protected]" \
     -H "X-Auth-Key: c2547eb745079dac9320b638f5e225cf483cc5cfdda41" \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --data '{"type":"A","name":"","content":"","ttl":3600,"proxied":false}'

If it works there, then you can be sure your token details and API parameters are good - you’ll then need to look deeper into your code.

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It sounds like the Python wrapper is not supported here.

The best place to report an issue with the Python wrapper would be on the official issues page for that project - but before you do that - it’s best to debug the way I have described by making sure your API details are working.

If you’ve confirmed your API details are working, then you could report the issue with steps to reproduce on github:

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Yes, I did’nt realize that. Thanks. I have done so.

I raised an issue there on the lack of clarity of error msgs and got a quick answer.

It turns out though, I was completely wrong in my usage of the function - here’s the fix for others stumbling:

The last line of the code should simply be:

cf.zones.dns_records.put(my_zone_id, dns_record_id, data=dns_record)))

Thanks for your help and time

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