Connecting to Amazon Route 53

This article will show you how to connect your Amazon Route 53 managed DNS account with the DNS Manager plugin.

Create Access Keys

Start by creating the security credentials to be able to access Amazon Route 53 from the plugin. We assume you've already created an account on AWS.

  1. Sign in to the AWS console.
  2. Type “IAM” in the search box and click on the link that pops up to take you to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) screen. 
  3. Click "Users" in the left menu.
  4. Click "Add User".
  5. On the Add User screen enter a user name (any name is fine) and check “Programmatic access” checkbox

  6. Click the "Next: Permissions" button.

  7. Under Set Permissions, select “Attach existing policies directly”. Search for “AmazonRoute53FullAccess” and check it.

  8. Click the "Next: Tags" button, we can skip the tags screen.
  9. Click the "Next: Review" button.
  10. Review your choices and click "Create User".
  11. On the Success screen, copy your Access key ID and Secret access key (or click the button to download them in a .csv file). We will need these later.
  12. You can log out of AWS console.

Connect the DNS Manager Plugin with your Route 53 Access Key

Make sure the DNS Manager plugin is installed and network activated.

  1. In your network admin screen, navigate to DNS Manager > Settings and click the DNS Provider tab. 
  2. Select AmazonRoute 53 as DNS Provider and enter your credentials.
  3. Click "Save Settings".
  4. A modal pop-up window will appear asking you to copy and paste a line of code into your wp-config.php file. This must be done via FTP.
  5. One done, click the Check Key button and if everything is ok, you can click the OK button.

If you'd like to learn how to setup DNS Manager with custom nameservers, continue to the article: Setup DNS Manager with Custom Nameservers