Zoom Authentication Profiles

Modified on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 09:25 AM


Authentication profiles allow hosts to restrict meeting participants and webinar attendees to logged-in users only and even further restrict it to Zoom users whose email address uses a certain domain. This can be useful if you want to restrict your participant list to verified users, or users from a certain organization. 

Authentication profiles do not apply to invited webinar panelists, who will have a unique join link and can be from outside of the specified domain(s). 

Note: If a participant does not have a Zoom account, they will not be able to join the meeting or webinar if this setting is enabled. 

If a participant tries to join the meeting or webinar and is not logged into Zoom, or logging in with the wrong specified email domain, they will receive one of the following messages:

  • if they are not logged into Zoom:
  • If they are logged in with the wrong email domain:

Enabling authentication profiles

To enable Only authenticated users can join meetings for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Under Schedule Meeting, verify that Only authenticated users can join meetings is enabled.
  4. If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, click Turn On to verify the change.

Using Authentication Profiles

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Schedule a meeting or webinar
  3. Under Meeting Options or Webinar Options, click Only authenticated users can join.
  4. If there are multiple Authentication Profiles configured, you can choose the authentication profile from the dropdown.
  5. If you want to restrict a meeting to only allow Lesley.edu accounts, select "Sign in to Zoom (lesley.edu accounts only)" from the drop down.

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