Starting September 27, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts.


What if I don’t have a Waiting Room or Passcode enabled by September 27?
If neither is enabled, Zoom will enable a Waiting Room for your meetings. Learn how to use Waiting room here.

If I already have a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled in my meetings, will anything change?
No, your settings will remain the same for your current selection.

How will this affect my calendar invitations when scheduling meetings?
If you already have a Passcode or Waiting Room on, there will be no change to how you schedule meetings.
If Passcodes are added to existing meetings, calendar invites need to be edited/updated and resent to include the Passcode. If Passcodes are added to new meetings, the Passcode will automatically be embedded into the meeting link.
Enabling Waiting Room for new or existing meetings does not affect calendar invitations.

How do Passcodes impact attendees getting into my Meeting? 
If you have selected Passcodes as your security method, a Passcode will be embedded into the meeting link automatically. With a single click, your meeting participants can join the meeting. This is the same process for students clicking Join within a Canvas course. If someone manually enters the meeting ID, they will also need to manually enter the Passcode.

Can I see which of my meetings have Waiting Rooms or Passcodes enabled?
Yes. Users can log into their web portal(https://uab.zoom.us), and in the “Meetings” tab see a list of meetings that have been scheduled without a Passcode. This is indicated with a red warning icon.

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How do these changes affect Webinars?
There is no change with the September 27 release.

Does this document apply to LTI integrations (CANVAS)?
Yes, all Zoom meetings scheduled through any interface will have this requirement.

See more information on the Zoom website.