eduDNS project delivered and in operation

The eduDNS project ended succesfully in July 2022, we are happy to publish this final news item with permission from the project partners.

   eduDNS – Final report

In the eduDNS project, a Dynamic DNS service for academic users has been developed, deployed and delivered in full operation. The main component of the service is the NS-update server which consists of a GUI front-end, a REST API and a backend engine for the Dynamic DNS service.  A new authentication backend, based onPython Social Auth, has been developed for integration with eduTEAMS. Users can log in to the GUI front-end using an eduTEAMS account and register hostnames in supported domains (by default After obtaining the hostnames, users will be able to assign/update IP addresses of VMs/servers to the hostnames, then access the VMs/services via the registered hostnames.

The eduDNS service helps reducing the administrative efforts of dynamic DNS management in a cloud environment, by leveraging a fully automated and self-serve service through a simple web interface or through a REST API. Besides, this service helps to improve the security, privacy and trust of services that are dynamically deployed in Cloud by enabling SSL certificates for the registered hostnames. There are also several other interesting use cases with eduDNS: DevOps automation, service migration, high availability, that will be demonstrated in separate webinars.



The project eduDNS, a Dynamic DNS service for Academia, has been developed by the Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, and by the Institute of Physics of Cantabria, Spanish National Research Council. The development has been supported by the Vietsch Foundation, after it had been relayed to the Vietsch Foundation by the GÉANT Innovation Programme.