Introducing: Dashboard UI for the API

Dashboard UI for the API

a habitat for programmability


We are thrilled to introduce a new page in the Meraki Dashboard dedicated solely to API and Webhook management. Navigate to Organization → Configure → API & Webhooks to explore the new features designed to simplify your developer experience.



API & webhooks



The Overview section offers a streamlined approach to kick-start your API journey:


  • Generate API keys with ease
  • Set up your first webhook receiver
  • Quick links to essential documentation and community resources
  • Logs and Metrics coming soon



API Keys and access

Every API request requires a key to grant access to resources. With this new page, you can easily manage the keys associated with the current Dashboard user account.


  • View your personal API keys
  • Generate a new key
  • Revoke an existing key


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Webhooks are a popular way to get notified when something changes with your network or a long running task has been completed. Instead of sending an email, an event could be sent to a messaging service like Webex or maybe an in-house logging application. 


Learn more:




  • Create webhook receivers across your various networks
  • Assign payload templates to integrate with remote services
  • Perform a quick test to validate your configuration


Webhook Receiver Management



Most 3rd party services will require special headers or body properties in order to accept a webhook. Templates provide a way to add and adjust these webhook properties to fit the service. 



Webhook Template Management



Use our built-in template editor for writing and testing your own custom webhook integrations. 


  • Create custom webhook templates 
  • Define your own headers allowing for flexible security options. 
  • Test with different data types such as if an AP went offline or if a camera detected motion

Learn more: Webhook Templates



Webhook Template Editor

Other Highlights


  • API-First Approach: New API endpoints for generating and revoking API keys are now available. 
  • Enhanced Security: The sharedSecret for webhook receivers will no longer be visible after setting, aligning with API key security best practices.
  • Stay Tuned: More exciting updates are on the horizon!


Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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