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A simple Ruby-wrapper around Cloudflare's v4 API.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'cloudflair'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install cloudflair

A Note on Faraday

We have decided to not tightly control the version of faraday (anymore). The versions of faraday that are known to work are listed below. If you want to update to a newer version, you're doing it at your own risk. (But if it works, which is usually when all specs pass, please send a PR to update the list below.)

To be on the safe side, we recommend to lock faraday to any of the versions listed below. This can be done like this:

gem 'cloudflair'
gem 'faraday', '>=0.13', '<0.14'

Faraday Versions known to work

  • gem 'faraday', '>= 0.12', '<= 0.13'
  • gem 'faraday', '>= 0.13', '<= 0.14' (starting with gem 'cloudflair', '>= 0.2.0')



Put this somewhere, where it runs, before any call to anything else of Cloudflair. If you are using Rails, then this would probably be somewhere beneath /config.

require 'cloudflair'
Cloudflair.configure do |config|
  config.cloudflare.auth.key = 'YOUR_API_KEY' = 'YOUR_ACCOUNT_EMAIL'
  # if you have a user_service_key, you don't need auth.key and
  config.cloudflare.auth.user_service_key = 'YOUR_USER_SERVICE_KEY'

  # these are optional:
  config.cloudflare.api_base_url = 'https://your_cloudflare_mock.local'
  config.faraday.adapter = :your_preferred_faraday_adapter
  # built-in options: :logger, :detailed_logger; default: nil
  config.faraday.logger = :logger

Call An API Endpoint

This gem is organized along the URL schema of Cloudflare (as shown in the examples below). So you're good off to check the original Cloudflare API documentation for more information on the URL schema.

require 'cloudflair'

# => [...]

# => [...]

# GET'023e105f4ecef8ad9ca31a8372d0c353').name
# => ""

# GET'023e105f4ecef8ad9ca31a8372d0c353').settings.development_mode.value
# => "on"
# => "off"

# {"value"="on"}'023e105f4ecef8ad9ca31a8372d0c353').settings.development_mode.tap do |dm|
  dm.value = 'on'

# GET'023e105f4ecef8ad9ca31a8372d0c353').dns_record('372e67954025e0ba6aaa6d586b9e0b59').name
# => ""

You can use any field that Cloudflare's API returns. If a field is covered by some internal field, use _field. When you set a new value for a field and then want to access original value, you can use field! and _field!, respectively.

A good reference on how to use this wrapper are also the Rspecs.

Implemented Endpoints

  • /railguns GET, POST
  • /railguns/:railgun_id GET, PATCH, DELETE
  • /railguns/:railgun_id/zones GET
  • /zones GET, POST
  • /zones/:zone_id GET, PATCH, DELETE
  • /zones/:zone_id/analytics/dashboard GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/analytics/colos GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/available_plans GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/available_plans/:plan_id GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/available_rate_plans
  • /zones/:zone_id/custom_hostnames GET, POST, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/dns_records GET, POST
  • /zones/:zone_id/dns_records/:record_id GET, DELETE (PUT not implemented)
  • /zones/:zone_id/purge_cache POST
  • /zones/:zone_id/railguns GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/railguns/:railgun_id GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/railguns/:railgun_id/diagnose GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/advanced_ddos GET
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/always_online GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/browser_cache_ttl GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/browser_check GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/cache_level GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/challenge_ttl GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/development_mode GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/email_obfuscation GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/hotlink_protection GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/ip_geolocation GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/ipv6 GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/minify GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/mirage GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/mobile_redirect GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/origin_error_page_pass_thru GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/polish GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/prefetch_preload GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/response_buffering GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/rocket_loader GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/security_header GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/server_side_exclude GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/server_level GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/sort_query_string_for_cache GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/ssl GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/tls_1_2_only GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/tls_1_3 GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/tls_client_auth GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/true_client_ip_header GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/waf GET, PATCH
  • /zones/:zone_id/settings/websockets GET, PATCH


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to

Developing Guidelines

  • The number one aim of this API wrapper is to mimic the Cloudflare API as it is laid out in the URL. So if the url is /zones/:zone_id/analytics/dashboard, then the corresponding Ruby code should become Cloudflair.zones('abcdefg').analytics.dashboard.
  • The API should load resources only when required to. So Cloudflair.zones('abcdefg') alone would not call out to Cloudflare, but only when Cloudflair.zones('abcdefg').name is called. Likewise, Cloudflair.zones will immediately call Cloudflare, as it requires the result immediately. (Unless we begin to introduce a kind of 'delayed Array'. Yet we probably don't want that.)
  • Adding additional wrappers for the API shall be easy and done in only a few minutes. (Most of the /zones/:zone_id/settings/* API calls were implemented in about five minutes.) So the cloudflair internal API should hide the complexity away. (E.g. the complexity of the fetching, parsing, error handling, etc. should be hidden away. See Connection, Communication and Entity, which contain almost all of the complexity of this Gem.)
  • Please write Rspecs for each new API endpoint. Use the JSON provided in the official Cloudflare API documentation as test data.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at ninech/cloudflair.


  • Full API support
  • Metrics reporting
  • Rate Limit Tracking


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.


This gem is currently maintained and funded by nine.

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