Zoom's Cancellation of the September 27 Passcode or Waiting Room Requirement

Environment

Zoom (U-M Zoom, Zoom for Health at U-M)

Issue

Zoom has recently announced that it will not require the use of a Waiting Room or Passcode for Zoom or Zoom for Health meetings occurring on or after September 27. What does this mean? What will happen on September 27?

Resolution

  • Zoom meetings occurring on or after September 27 are NOT required to have a waiting room or passcode.
  • Zoom meetings occurring on or after September 27 that do not have a waiting room or passcode will NOT have a waiting room added to them.
  • Nothing will change on September 27.
  • You will still see a red exclamation mark next to Zoom meetings in the Zoom web app that do not have a waiting room or passcode set, even if you use the recommended security setting of Only authenticated users. You can feel free to ignore this red exclamation mark so long as you have Only authenticated users turned on.
  • Some Zoom documentation may still show that waiting rooms or passcodes will be required for paid accounts. This is no longer true.
  • U-M recommends using security settings to secure your meetings.

Additional Information

Details

Article ID: 3725
Created
Tue 9/22/20 5:36 PM
Modified
Wed 9/23/20 10:50 AM