How to Issue ROA in LACNIC

Issuing ROAs via LACNIC’s LIR portal is easy.

1. Log in to using your account.

2. In the menu on the right, click the first menu option (it should represent your LACNIC organizational identifier; e.g., CL-ABCD-LACNIC), select Services, and click RPKI.

RPKI menu shortcut highlighted in LACNIC's dashboard.

3. If it is your first time creating ROAs, LACNIC will ask you to create certificates. Simply click Create certificates and then Confirm.

Create certificates button for those creating first ROA in LACNIC.

4. In your ROA Dashboard, click Create ROAs.

Create ROAs tab in LACNIC's ROA dashboard.

5. Enter the required information:

  • Name – give your ROA a name you can recognize later
  • ASN – type the AS number you wish to authorize to announce your IPs (Heficed’s AS number is 61317)
  • Valid from and Valid until – mark when you want your ROA to be valid
  • Mark the Automatically extend the validity of the ROA checkbox if you want the validation period be extended automatically

In the field below the checkbox, you will see an example of how to describe the prefixes that you want to authorize to be announced. Note that all lines start with a hash symbol (#). Lines that start with # are identified as comments and take no effect in the ROA in LACNIC.

  • Type in the address prefix you authorize to announce. If you want to allow more specific prefixes to be announced, enter the dash symbol ( – ) and then enter your specific prefix. 

NOTE: Heficed requires you to use 24 as the most specific prefix.


Let’s say that LACNIC allocated the address space You want to allow Heficed to announce this prefix and its more specific prefixes. You want your ROA to be valid for 2 years, and you want it to be extended automatically. In that case, your ROA form should look like this:

LACNIC's Create ROA form with name, ASN, valid from/until and prefix fields.

6. Click Save.

Congratulations, you have created your first ROA in LACNIC!

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