Creating Service Records for CloudFlare (API Token)

CloudFlare vs. CloudFlare (API Token)

If you have, or plan to have, multiple dynamic hosts with CloudFlare, then we strongly recommend the CloudFlare (API Token) variant of the CloudFlare Service Records. This service record does not use your global API Key but uses only the API Token you have created for that particular dynamic host -- hence it is considered more secure.
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The screen shot above shows an example of the API Token variant of service records for Most of the fields in this dialog are self explanatory, but a few require brief explanations.
  • API Token: The API token assigned when you have created this resource. If you have not created API Token for this resource yet, you can follow the instructions at this link
  • DNS Record Types: CloudFlare supports dynamic DNS records of type A, AAAA and MX.