API help

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Jwiley78
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API help

Noob on API usage.  Tried starting this and got stuck downloading scripts.  

 

https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/build/manage-administrators-across-organizations/

 

 

I figured rather then messing around each step I wanted to check here for good resources.

 

Any thoughts?

 

We just hired 6 new people in the past 3 weeks so I was looking for ways to help a

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Bruce
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Re: API help

@Jwiley78, if you want to get started with some basic scripting Cisco actually has some really good courses in DevNet around the basics, https://developer.cisco.com/startnow/. You can start with the fundamentals, learn some Python and then see some Meraki examples.

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Lyga_Pavel
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Re: API help

Hello Jwiley78

 

What are you interested in?

 

Generally, you must activate API feature in your dashboard account (section My Profile) and generate API key for capable connect to API Dashboard.

 

Link to official documentation (https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/api-v1/#!introduction/meraki-dashboard-api)

 

Next, use various API call for management your network, dashboard, devices etc. As example, for API call you can use Postman App or other shell's. I am use for this goal - PowerShell.

 

If you need additional help, I am ready help you.

Jwiley78
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Re: API help

Yeah, I think I need to take a step back and learn more about APIs.  Not real familiar but slowly realizing it can be something very helpful.

Lyga_Pavel
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Re: API help

If you have any questions or you need help in this question I can help you any time.

Jwiley78
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Re: API help

Know of any good online classes or tutorials to get started?

Lyga_Pavel
Here to help

Re: API help

Official documentation contain all need information about how Meraki API work (link state above in my post). Additional resources not needed.
For client application for API call I am recommend begin with Postman. This instrument help you understand basics API call (also you can easy search documentation about Postman and basics API in official site Postman).

API call its very easy - basics HTTP protocol.
Next step - you can will use any language (PHP, PYTHON etc) for create own app.

AutomationDude
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Re: API help

Hello,

First of all, what are you trying to do with the APIs?

 

For most things Postman is great and there's a few videos on YouTube, particularly on a channel called The IT way that can introduce you to Postman. The good thing about it is that you don't need to do coding which allows you to get right into the fun stuff. For more complicated things you'll need to write your own scripts. 

 

I recently wrote this article as a super basic introduction which might be helpful as you seem like a beginner. Gonna write another one soon which will have the next steps after this.

 

 

 

Bruce
Kind of a big deal

Re: API help

@Jwiley78, if you want to get started with some basic scripting Cisco actually has some really good courses in DevNet around the basics, https://developer.cisco.com/startnow/. You can start with the fundamentals, learn some Python and then see some Meraki examples.

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Jwiley78
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Re: API help

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.  I manage about 20 different organizations with Meraki alone.  Anything to automate processes would be great.  Even if it's just generating reports for PCI/Soc info.

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