Test devices

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Adrian4
A model citizen

Test devices

Hello,

For purposes of developing API scripts and individuals learning to use the API, it would be a great piece of mind if we could do these things in an environment with no possibility of an accident effecting a live system.

 

Ideally, a separate test organisation would be best however it seems a network doesn't "unlock" certain device related settings until you add a device to the network.

 

For example you cant edit wifi settings until you add at least one MR unit.

 

Is there a way to allow all settings to be available without any equipment?

 

thanks,

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sungod
Head in the Cloud

You could create a new user and give them admin access to only specific network(s), then use that user's API key.

 

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alemabrahao
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Why don't you configure a test network and add a device to it to do the tests?

I am not a Cisco Meraki employee. My suggestions are based on documentation of Meraki best practices and day-to-day experience.

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because if the api script is written wrong, it could mix up network id's and apply changes to a completely different network.

sungod
Head in the Cloud

You could create a new user and give them admin access to only specific network(s), then use that user's API key.

 

Adrian4
A model citizen

ah good idea, I think this is what Ill have to do cheers 🙂

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

You can use a sandbox:
https://developer.cisco.com/meraki/meraki-platform/ 

 

You can also probably get access to a test sandbox in dcloud.
https://dcloud.cisco.com/ 

oh these are cool, didnt know this existed. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything related to meraki api but still good for other stuff.

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