Take the work out of programming

A tool to radically simplify coding with the Meraki Dashboard API

There are so many things one could use the dashboard API to do – from automating network setup and management tasks, to creating more tailored alerts, to building custom reporting flows, apps, or experiences on top of Meraki technologies. With everything that’s possible and the source code available to get started, you likely have one or two projects you’ve been meaning to get to – but it can be hard to find time to write or compile the clean, reliable script you’d trust to push to production.

Wouldn’t it be easier if you could drag and drop commands into a task flow, and hire someone (or something?) to fill in all the boilerplate code around these actions? 

Introducing our latest Node-RED project: the drag and drop tool of your dreams for building solutions with the Meraki Dashboard API! This project is the latest example of our commitment to simplicity across the cloud platform – making it easier for developers at all levels to work with the Dashboard API. 

Node-RED allows you to easily drag and drop commands to create flows that do almost anything with the Meraki Dashboard API, and fills in all the “blanks” or boilerplate code around those actions for you.

The Meraki “node” is built using the Dashboard OpenAPI spec and includes every operation available in the API. It allows you to instantly start working with all of the Meraki API endpoints to start those projects you’ve been considering, such as:

  • Building an automation flow to provision or update a network
  • Using Meraki Webhooks to trigger events (such as a Tweet) or saving the alert into a database
  • Quickly building forms to create custom tools and utilities
  • Designing a custom dashboard to monitor your networks, devices and clients

…and the list goes on! 

Check out our complete guide on this project to get started, or join us in this on-demand webinar, Meraki APIs for Beginners to hear more about this and other open source projects with Meraki APIs!