Zoom Account Settings Update: Password Default for Meetings and Webinars

On November 23, 2019, Zoom is releasing additional controls for the password settings for meetings and webinars. Currently users can enable passwords on a meeting-by-meeting basis. With this update, three new settings will be added : 

  • Require a password when scheduling new meetings
  • Require a password for instant meetings
  • Require a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI) 

These settings will give account owners and admins additional control over meeting passwords across their users and their entire account. For most meeting attendees, the join flow will remain the same, whether they join by clicking a link in a meeting invite or join through the desktop calendar integration. Users who join by manually entering in the meeting ID will need to enter the password when joining a meeting. 

The first two settings, for newly scheduled meetings and instant meetings, will be enabled by default and apply to newly scheduled meetings and instant meetings. However, this will not apply to any meetings previously scheduled./admin-it-tech-tips

Admin IT Recommendations

Admin IT recommends you keep this password setting enabled on your meetings in order to prevent random and unwanted users out of meetings by meeting ID surfing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this happening?

This is being implemented in order to stop random and unwanted users out of meetings by meeting ID surfing.

Will this affect my already scheduled meetings?


Can I change the settings after November 22?

Yes, you can change the settings in your individual user settings after the release. 

How can I change the settings after November 22?

  1. Sign in to your Zoom account at https://zoom.us/signin
  2. Once signed in, in the left sidebar, click Settings
  3. Toggle the settings shown below to your desired preference


Where can I find the meeting password?

For scheduled meetings, the meeting password will be in the invitation. For instant meetings, the password will be displayed in the Zoom Client or on the Zoom Rooms Controller. The password is also included in the meeting join URL.

How will this affect users dialing in by phone?

Zoom currently has a setting Generate and require password for participants joining by phone in account, group, and user settings. This setting will not be changed with the November 23rd release. If this setting is enabled, users joining by phone will need to enter a password if the meeting requires a password. If this setting is disabled, users can join by phone without needing to enter a password.  

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