Groups: Limit Which Hostnames are Updated by Your Dynamic DNS Client

No-IP has a sub-account feature that can be used to limit the access an update client has to your account. You may want to do this if you are ever in a scenario where you are installing an update client at multiple locations and are not the sole user of that computer/device.

You can create a sub-account by using the password feature in the “Update Group” box.

Note: This is only a feature available to Enhanced users.

To create a sub-account go to Dynamic DNS on the left hand side of the page and select “Groups”. Click  Add Group to create a new group and name it. (In our example we used “group-four”).

Group Creation

Enter in a password you would like to use for the group. Then select the hostnames you wish to add to the group under “Grouped Hostnames”. Finally click “Add Group”.

You have just set-up your group account. To update this group with your Dynamic DNS client you will need to provide the following login information:

Username = groupname:username [email address or username will work]

Password = the group password you just configured

Note: Some clients don’t like a colon(:) character as a separator, you can use the url encoded colon character %3A, %23, or # if you run into this issue.