Zoom security option: Only authenticated users can join

by | Sep 28, 2021 | Canvas updates

To enhance Zoom security, a Zoom room can be created with Passcode and Waiting Room. You can now also enable the option “Only authenticated users can join” to only allow participants logged in with UoA Single sign-on (SSO) to access your Zoom rooms. 

To enable the option “Only authenticated users can join”

You can create a Zoom room or schedule a Zoom meeting from Zoom client or Zoom portal. In the Zoom setting page, tick the option “Only authenticated users can join” then click “University of Auckland” from the dropdown list. 

Zoom security option

To join a Zoom meeting as a UoA authenticated user

Go to https://auckland.zoom.us/ and login with your University SSO, then open a Zoom link.

Login to UoA Zoom

The benefits of enabling the option

  • As logging in to UoA SSO is required, enabling the option will reduce the chance of random attendees or potentially ‘Zoom bombs”. 
  •  It helps with identifying your participants in a meeting usage report as the attendees’ SSO user emails are listed. 
  • It helps with pre-assigning participants to breakout rooms with their university staff / student emails.