Required passwords for scheduled Zoom meetings

All scheduled meetings created in Zoom require a password by default. Numeric passwords are automatically generated, encrypted, and embedded in meeting links. Participants with the meeting link are not prompted for the password. Anyone wishing to not require a password can disable this function  when scheduling a meeting.

Meeting links without a password

Zoom meeting links without a password are short and simple. The numeric meeting ID is added to the end of the link. Example:

  • https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/123456789

Without other safe guards in place, anyone guessing meeting IDs may be able to join your meeting.

Meeting links with a password

Zoom meeting links with a password are longer and include the numeric meeting ID and the encrypted password. Example:

  • https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/123456789?pwd=cFllSzZBNG9kRG92QXZnNlVRNk4wQT09

Anyone joining via this link will not be prompted to enter the meeting password.

Details

Article ID: 104248
Created
Fri 4/3/20 10:52 AM
Modified
Tue 4/7/20 9:21 AM