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How to get Started?

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I am a developer and I want to get started working with the APIS, i see there is a devnet sandbox, i logged in but I don't know how to find this APIS, how to create my secret and validator, or anything else. 


Is there any straightforward documentation on the topic? 

 

I need to get access to APIS with real or sandboxed data to create Apps and to understand the platform.

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Kind of a big deal

Re: How to get Started?

I'd start here:

https://create.meraki.io/learn/

 

Start with the one on the top right (Intro to the Dashboard API) to get your first steps going. There's a lab exercise section in it that provides an API key to a sandbox:

Lab Exercises

This exercise will get you started with the Meraki Dashboard API using a free tool, Postman, to make REST API calls to the Meraki dashboard. Answer all questions using Postman and API calls, no Dashboard use please! You can access the latest API reference docs here: https://api.meraki.com/api_docs

Use this API key: 093b24e85df15a3e66f1fc359f4c48493eaa1b73

  1. Determine the Organization ID for the “Meraki Launchpad”
  2. Find out through the API when the license of this organization expires.
  3. Is SNMP enabled on this Organization?
  4. What is the value for “claimedAt” for the device with serial number “Q2EV-D92Y-TX32”
  5. What’s the name of the network that contains the device with serial number “Q2HN-7N9M-89PH”
  6. What tags are applied to device “Q2UD-7N75-UGU5”?
  7. How many VLANs are configured on device “Q2QN-5DPW-DXQT”?

 

Then take a look at the devnet labs linked on that same meraki.io/learn page. Those will also show you how to use the Scanning API and the Captive portal API among other things.

 

After that you're ready for pretty much anything. There are lots of other applications and tutorials on create.meraki.io and meraki.io in general.

 

Also, register for a meraki Webinar so you get your hands on some free hardware so you can test with your own environment:

https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars

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Kind of a big deal

Re: How to get Started?

I'd start here:

https://create.meraki.io/learn/

 

Start with the one on the top right (Intro to the Dashboard API) to get your first steps going. There's a lab exercise section in it that provides an API key to a sandbox:

Lab Exercises

This exercise will get you started with the Meraki Dashboard API using a free tool, Postman, to make REST API calls to the Meraki dashboard. Answer all questions using Postman and API calls, no Dashboard use please! You can access the latest API reference docs here: https://api.meraki.com/api_docs

Use this API key: 093b24e85df15a3e66f1fc359f4c48493eaa1b73

  1. Determine the Organization ID for the “Meraki Launchpad”
  2. Find out through the API when the license of this organization expires.
  3. Is SNMP enabled on this Organization?
  4. What is the value for “claimedAt” for the device with serial number “Q2EV-D92Y-TX32”
  5. What’s the name of the network that contains the device with serial number “Q2HN-7N9M-89PH”
  6. What tags are applied to device “Q2UD-7N75-UGU5”?
  7. How many VLANs are configured on device “Q2QN-5DPW-DXQT”?

 

Then take a look at the devnet labs linked on that same meraki.io/learn page. Those will also show you how to use the Scanning API and the Captive portal API among other things.

 

After that you're ready for pretty much anything. There are lots of other applications and tutorials on create.meraki.io and meraki.io in general.

 

Also, register for a meraki Webinar so you get your hands on some free hardware so you can test with your own environment:

https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars

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Re: How to get Started?

The devnet sandbox is a good place to start.  When you open the sandbox, you should see a username and password that you can use to login to Meraki Dashboard at meraki.cisco.com.  You will also see an API key that you can use with the dashboard APIs.

 

Once you login to Meraki Dashboard (using the credentials from the Sandbox page), go to Help > API docs.

 

https://create.meraki.io/ is also a great resource for getting started.

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