The Meraki team recently announced Webhook **Custom** Payload Templates, a new way to receive and present network alerts. Learn more and engage with the team in the Meraki Community post, and learn more about the details below.

The new Webhook Payload Templates feature is awesome! But we’re getting questions from you like:

  • Can I change the formatting a little?
  • Does this work with my favorite messaging service?
  • Do you support custom authentication headers?

Instead of Meraki making these decisions and building one-off integrations, why not let the user take control? Now in Beta, Webhook Template is a low-code feature that allows you to create custom payload templates for webhooks to fit the JSON shape, markdown preference and authentication headers that fit your needs.

In the Custom Payload Templates – Documentation, check out the Template Examples section to explore integrations and ideas for your next solution. Also available in our GitHub repository.

Check out the webhook-payload-templates to see how to use the Dashboard API to upload and edit your payload templates.

Take a look at the Postman Collection for just webhooks management, whereAssign payload templates using either the Dashboard or the API

What does a template look like?

A template is written in Liquid, which uses a familiar syntax for those of you who use Postman. The templates will be used to generate the webhook, where the variables and any special liquid syntax will be rendered. This gives you total control as to how you shape the JSON message.Beta participants have access to this endpoint today, and we’re excited to hear your feedback.

How do I join the beta?

If you’d like the join the beta, you can get started here.

When will these features be generally available?

The GA date is TBD but we look forward to sharing more information as we collect beta feedback.

?And here’s a Bonus Update ?

The Meraki Node-RED node has been updated to v1.14.0. So you get all the summary report stuff in there! https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-contrib-meraki-dashboard-api-v1

Be sure to visit the Meraki Developer Hub for more details And as always, we’d love to hear your stories on how these new updates benefit you today. Share your experience in the Comments section below, and tell us what impact it makes on your organization. And to learn more about Meraki’s Cloud-based portfolio and all products, visit https://meraki.cisco.com/products.


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Ana Nennig

Solutions Marketing Manager, Ecosystem + Developers

Cisco Meraki