This article describes how to connect your Cisco Meraki installation to Workbench.

Quick start

Step 1: Create an API key

You must generate an API key to integrate Cisco Meraki with Workbench.

  1. Log in to the Cisco Meraki dashboard.

  2. Navigate to Organization > Configure > Settings.

    The location of the settings menu on the Meraki dashboard
  3. In the API Access section, select the Enable access to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard API check box.

  4. Navigate to the Cisco Meraki user profile.

  5. In the API keys section, click Generate new API key.

  6. Copy and save the newly generated API key.


    The API key is only visible when you generate it. If you lose your API key, you must generate a new key.

  7. Click Done.

Step 2: Configure the technology in Workbench

Now that you have the API key, you can integrate your technology with Workbench.

  1. Log in to Workbench.

  2. Navigate to Organization Settings > Security Devices.

  3. At the top of the page, click Add Security Device.

  4. Search for and select Cisco Meraki.

    The New Device setup screen for Cisco Meraki
  5. Type the following information:

    • Name: type a name that can help you more easily identify this integration, for example, “CompanyName Cisco Meraki”. This name is visible in Workbench under the Name column, and is a text string that you can use for filtering.

    • Location: type the location of your integration. This is a text string that you can use for filtering, so we recommend consistency in location naming across your Expel integrations.

    • Server URL: provide the address of the server that matches the following convention: or

    • API key: provide the key you generated in Step 1.

  6. Click Save.


This page was accurate at the time of writing, but changes happen. If you find the instructions are outdated, let us know via your engagement manager or account representative.