Ruby lib to use the full TransIP API
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Ruby gem to use the full TransIP ( API (v5.0). Uses an updated version of savon and implements the new request signing method that the guys at TransIP have introduced into their API.

The TransIP API makes use of public/private key encryption. You need to use the TransIP control panel to give your server access to the API and to generate a key. You can then use the key together with your username to gain access to the API.

For more info see:


Install from rubygems (

gem install transip

or add in your Bundle Gemfile:

gem 'transip'

For the latest version: Download / clone the repository. Bundle install the needed gems and require the lib.

git clone
cd transip
bundle install
irb # and require './lib/transip'

API Credentials

Enable the TransIP API via Make sure:

  • you enable the API

  • add your IP to the access list

  • If your host supports ipv6, also add your ipv6 ip!

  • create and save your RSA private key


For the most up-to-date documentation see the source files.

Setup the API client:

# use this in production
transip = 'your_username', key: 'your_private_rsa_key', ip: '', mode: :readwrite)

You can use Transip::DomainClient, Transip::VpsClient, Transip::ColocationClient, Transip::WebhostingClient and Transip::ForwardClient.

In development you can leave out the ip. To test request use :readonly mode.

If you store your private key in a seperate file you can do:

transip = 'your_username', key_file: 'path_to_your_private_key_file', ip: '', mode: :readwrite)

Using a proxy for routing traffic to TransIP

transip = 'your_username', key: 'your_private_rsa_key', ip: '', mode: :readwrite, proxy: ENV["QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL"])

If you want to use a proxy through which you want to route the API calls to TransIP, you can supply the proxy parameter. For example, I use QuotaGuard Static ( on Heroku. First install the addon, you will receive two static IP addresses. Whitelist these in the TransIP API settings page. Next, supply the proxy url. For instance, I use the environment variable QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL to supply this URL.


transip = 'your_username', key: 'your_private_rsa_key', ip: '', mode: :readwrite)

transip.actions #  => [:batch_check_availability, :check_availability, :get_whois, :get_domain_names, :get_info, :batch_get_info, :get_auth_code, :get_is_locked, :register, :cancel, :transfer_with_owner_change, :transfer_without_owner_change, :set_nameservers, :set_lock, :unset_lock, :set_dns_entries, :set_owner, :set_contacts, :get_all_tld_infos, :get_tld_info, :get_current_domain_action, :retry_current_domain_action_with_new_data, :retry_transfer_with_different_auth_code, :cancel_domain_action]

transip.request(:get_info, :domain_name => '')
transip.request(:get_whois, :domain_name => '')
transip.request(:set_dns_entries, :domain_name => '', :dns_entries => ['test', 5.inutes, 'A', '')])
transip.request(:register,'', nil, nil, ['test', 300, 'A', '')]))
transip.request(:set_contacts, :domain_name => '', :contacts => ['type', 'first', 'middle', 'last', 'company', 'kvk', 'companyType', 'street', 'number', 'postalCode', 'city', 'phoneNumber', 'faxNumber', 'email', 'country')])


transip_vps = 'your_username', key: 'your_private_rsa_key', ip: '', mode: :readwrite)

transip_vps.actions # => [:get_available_products, :get_available_addons, :get_active_addons_for_vps, :get_available_upgrades, :get_available_addons_for_vps, :get_cancellable_addons_for_vps, :order_vps, :order_addon, :order_private_network, :upgrade_vps, :cancel_vps, :cancel_addon, :cancel_private_network, :get_private_networks_by_vps, :get_all_private_networks, :add_vps_to_private_network, :remove_vps_from_private_network, :get_amount_of_traffic_used, :start, :stop, :reset, :create_snapshot, :revert_snapshot, :remove_snapshot, :get_vps, :get_vpses, :get_snapshots_by_vps, :get_operating_systems, :install_operating_system, :get_ips_for_vps, :get_all_ips, :add_ipv6_to_vps, :update_ptr_record]

transip_vps.request(:order_vps, product_name: 'vps-bladevps-x1', addons: nil, operating_system_name: 'ubuntu-12.04.1-transip', hostname: '')

ColocationClient, WebhostingClient and ForwardClient

Same as above.

Find out full methods and parameters by going throught the PHP sources of the TransIP API. You can find them via

Contribute and licence

Please feel free to contribute and send me a pull request via Github!

(C)opyright 2014 Joost Hietbrink / Richard Bronkhorst, released under the MIT license.