Can I limit access to my Zoom meeting to only people with accounts?

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Yes! IT Services added this security setting to Zoom on September 29, 2020. You’ll need to enable it in your Zoom account settings; here’s how:

  1. Log into your Zoom account on Miami’s Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Settings in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click the radio button to the right of the Only authenticated users can join meetings option so that it turns blue. You’ll need to scroll to the bottom of the “Security” section to find it.

Once you’ve enabled this setting, whenever you schedule a new meeting or edit an existing one and you select the “Only authenticated users can join” option in the “Meetings Options” section, you’ll see a drop-down menu. On it, you can choose “Sign in as user” to limit access to Miami University account holders, or you can select “Sign in to Zoom” to limit access to anyone logged in to a Zoom account.

NOTE: I recommend you select the “Sign in as user” setting if you plan to pre-assign breakout rooms for your Zoom meeting. Zoom will only recognize people in pre-assignments by their email addresses, so if they don’t log into Zoom via their account, you’ll have to manually add them to rooms during your meeting. It can be a very time-consuming process!