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A PowerDNS web interface with advanced features.

CodeQL Docker Image


  • Provides forward and reverse zone management
  • Provides zone templating features
  • Provides user management with role based access control
  • Provides zone specific access control
  • Provides activity logging
  • Authentication:
    • Local User Support
    • SAML Support
    • LDAP Support: OpenLDAP / Active Directory
    • OAuth Support: Google / GitHub / Azure / OpenID
  • Two-factor authentication support (TOTP)
  • PDNS Service Configuration & Statistics Monitoring
  • DynDNS 2 protocol support
  • Easy IPv6 PTR record editing
  • Provides an API for zone and record management among other features
  • Provides full IDN/Punycode support

Running PowerDNS-Admin

There are several ways to run PowerDNS-Admin. The quickest way is to use Docker. If you are looking to install and run PowerDNS-Admin directly onto your system, check out the wiki for ways to do that.


Here are two options to run PowerDNS-Admin using Docker. To get started as quickly as possible, try option 1. If you want to make modifications to the configuration option 2 may be cleaner.

Option 1: From Docker Hub

To run the application using the latest stable release on Docker Hub, run the following command:

$ docker run -d \
    -e SECRET_KEY='a-very-secret-key' \
    -v pda-data:/data \
    -p 9191:80 \

This creates a volume named pda-data to persist the default SQLite database with app configuration.

Option 2: Using docker-compose

  1. Update the configuration
    Edit the docker-compose.yml file to update the database connection string in SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI. Other environment variables are mentioned in the legal_envvars. To use the Docker secrets feature it is possible to append _FILE to the environment variables and point to a file with the values stored in it.
    Make sure to set the environment variable SECRET_KEY to a long random string (

  2. Start docker container

    $ docker-compose up

You can then access PowerDNS-Admin by pointing your browser to http://localhost:9191.



Security Policy

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Code of Conduct

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This project is released under the MIT license. For additional information, see the full license.


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