How many users can register to Meraki Cloud ?
We would like to offer hundreds of MR32 solutions and want to register more than 10,000 users in the cloud without using Radius server
How many users can register Meraki Cloud without using Radius ?
We will use ID and password authentication.
There is no noted user limit when using Meraki hosted auth. See here for the documentation: https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Encryption_and_Authentication/Meraki_Cloud_Hosted_Authentication
I would generally advise against this, although there is no published limit, the best practice is to leverage RADIUS when scaling to that level. While 10,000 users should not pose any scalability issues with the cloud service, you should work with your Meraki or Meraki Partner sales team (or open a support ticket) to bounce the question off the Engineering team.
+1 to @MerakiDave. Even if the GUI allowed you to create 10,000 users, the GUI would be horrible at managing them. It was simply not designed to run at that kind of scale.
You absolutely want to go to a RADIUS based solution. If you wanted a Cisco solution then you would use Cisco ISE.
If you want something free you could consider FreeRADIUS:
Potentially there might be some third party cloud providers doing hosted RADIUS as well.
You could always put a RADIUS server into something like Amazon AWS if you don't want to deploy any infrastructure.
I would echo the use a Radius server if for no other reason than it would be horrible to manage.
However I would assume that with 10,000 managed users you would require more than a single category of user and some form of auditing.
Even if you don't think you need it now, you will need it after you have a few dozen users set up