Which Security Setting(s) Should I Use for My Zoom Meeting?


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Which Security Setting(s) Should I Use for My Zoom Meeting?


Three Zoom Security Settings to Prevent Uninvited Guests

  • Only authenticated users can join>University of Michigan Users: participants are required to log in to a U-M Zoom/ account in order to join the meeting/webinar. Users who are not eligible for a U-M Zoom account cannot join.
  • Waiting Room: some or all participants are placed in a virtual waiting room and manually admitted to the meeting. Who is placed in the waiting room and who can admit participants from the waiting room is controlled by the waiting room configuration. ITS recommends using the U-M recommended settings for a waiting room.
  • Passcode: participants must enter a passcode in order to join the meeting, or join using a link that includes the passcode encrypted and embedded in it.
    Note: A passcode alone is not sufficient to protect your meeting or webinar. If you use a passcode, you should also use one of the other two settings.

ITS Recommendation

In short, ITS recommends either a Waiting Room OR Only Authenticated Users May Join>University of Michigan Users.

How to decide: are the only people who should be attending the meeting students, faculty, or staff of U-M?

You may use multiple security options for increased security. However, ITS recommends using at least one of the above settings, and not simply a Passcode, as a Passcode is the least secure option.

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