Zoom Meeting/Personal Meeting Password Requirements


Are passwords/passcodes required for Zoom meetings?


As a security best practice, passcodes are required for all new scheduled Zoom meetings and all Zoom instant meetings created using your BGSU Zoom account. Passwords are not required for meetings using your Personal Meeting ID (PMS), but by default, this setting is turned ON. I

By default, Zoom embeds the passcode into meeting/webinar links, if participants click the link they will not be prompted to enter a passcode when joining. This also includes Zoom meetings scheduled through Canvas.

Setting Password Requirements for Meetings Using Your Zoom Personal Meeting ID (PMI)

  1. Log in to Zoom.
  2. Select Settings from the left navigation menu. 
  3. Locate the Security section.
  4. Next to Require a passcode for Personal Meeting ID (PMI) toggle the button ON/OFF.
  5. Select if you would like to require a passcode for:
    1. Only meetings with Join Before Host enabled.
    2. All meetings using PMI.

Additional Information Regarding Zoom Meeting Passcodes.

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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