Monitoring Google Cloud DNS

Monitoring your Google Cloud Platform hosted DNS records automatically is made easy with ZoneWatcher. After you've added your account credentials, we will automatically import all of your domains and begin monitoring them for changes.

Generating your Google Cloud API Token

To get started adding your GCP account, you'll first want to go activate the DNS API on GCP's dashboard. This needs to be active in order for us to fetch your DNS records.

Google Cloud Permission Setup

After you have activated the DNS API, you'll want to generate an api service account on GCP's IAM dashboard. We use this token to automatically fetch the domains and associated DNS records.

You can limit the token to the DNS Reader role. This will ensure that the token can only be used to read your DNS records and not modify them. Be sure to associate the following permissions with the token:

  • dns.managedZones.get
  • dns.managedZones.list
  • dns.projects.get
  • dns.resourceRecordSets.get
  • dns.resourceRecordSets.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Google Cloud Permission Setup

Creating your Google Cloud Provider

Create your new Google Cloud provider on ZoneWatcher by giving it a descriptive name, and pasting the api credentials that you downloaded from Google Cloud's API Key.

Google Cloud Provider Setup

Monitoring Your Zones

After you've created your Google Cloud provider, we will sync all the zones associated with your account and their associated DNS records. You'll be able to view them from either the Provider's page or the Zone Dashboard.

Supported Record Types

Our Google Cloud DNS integration currently monitors the following record types:

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