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Meraki Dashboard with Google Scripts & Forms

Overview

This learning lab demonstrates the power of Meraki APIs with Google Scripts and Forms.

By building a simple Google Form and attaching a script written in JavaScript, a Meraki Dashboard administrator can easily be created. This is incredibly helpful when running workshops that require several administrators to have access to a lab network.

Instructions

Create a Google Form

https://forms.google.com

The first two questions should be as follows:

  • Email
  • Name

[SAMPLE]

Form

Link the form to a Google Script

Google Scripts Menu

Paste the contents of this repository's example-registerMerakiAdmin-form.gs file into the Google Scripts IDE.

Google Scripts IDE

Add a Trigger to launch the script when the Form is submitted.

Triggers Menu

Configure the trigger

  • Run: onFormSubmit
  • Events: From form
  • --> On form submit

Triggers

Test the API calls

Several additional functions are included in this code to allow you to test with sample data and collect information.

  • Run --> Select a test function

Run Menu

Feel free to modify the sample JSON data defined in the testAddMerakiAdmin function.

function testAddMerakiAdmin(){
  var data = {
    "name":"Google Scripts Demo",
    "email":"GoogleScriptsDemo@meraki.com", // change this to an email you have access to!
    "orgAccess":"full"
  };
  addMerakiAdmin(API_KEY,ORG_ID,SHARD,data);
}

View the results

  • View --> Logs

Logs Menu

Logs

Google Form

Now that the API calls are working, test the Google Form by hitting the preview button.

Logs

Complete the form with a valid email address.

Logs

If everything worked, you should get an email from Meraki asking to complete the admin account verification.

Logs Menu

Verify Meraki account is created

  • Meraki Dashboard --> Organization --> Administrators

Admin Users

SUCCESS!

You have now used the Meraki APIs to dynamically create Meraki administrator accounts. With Google Apps, you do not even need to host a server to run the application. Cool!

Meraki API Resources

http://developers.meraki.com/