Enable Authentication for your Zoom Meetings

To prevent unwanted participants from outside of the University of Delaware community from interrupting your Zoom meetings (Zoombombing), you should enable the authentication option. This requires all participants to be logged in to their UD Zoom account before they can join.

Note: This will not allow users outside of UD to join your meeting. If you require a method to screen participants from outside UD, you should consider using the Waiting Room option and/or the Meeting Password option.

Step 1: Enable UD Authentication for your UD Zoom Account

You first need to enable UD authentication for your Zoom account. Complete this step even if you plan to allow non-UD participants to your meeting (you can disable it on a per-meeting basis in step 2). You only need to complete this step once.

  1. Sign in to the UD Zoom portal and enter your UD credentials if prompted on the UD Central Authentication Service page.
  2. Click on the Settings on the left. Ensure the Meeting tab is selected at the top.
  3. Scroll down and locate Only authenticated users can join meetings and enable this setting (slider turns blue).
  4. You should see Sign in to Zoom UD (Default) appear below.
  5. Your setting should be automatically saved.

Step 2: Enable Authentication for your Meetings (all UD participants)

You can enable the authentication for meetings setting by scheduling a new meeting or modifying an existing meeting a variety of ways.

If you require a method to screen participants from outside UD, you should not enable authentication on your meeting and instead use the Waiting Room and/or Meeting Password features instead.

Communicating with Participants

You should communicate with your participants that your meeting will require them to be logged in to their UD Zoom account before they can join.

If you have students, you can share the following text as a Canvas Announcement.

Our live class sessions now require you to be signed in to the Zoom application using your UD credentials before you can join. Ensure that you allow sufficient time before the start of class to complete this step before you click on the Zoom meeting link. If you need help signing in, see this page:

https://sites.udel.edu/ats/conferencing/zoom/login/

If you’ve never logged in to your UD Zoom account before, you must first do so once to create your account at the link below.

http://www.udel.edu/zoom