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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

September 15, 2020

New Zoom Requirements Effective September 27

Submitted by Jennifer Wilson

Starting September 27, Zoom will be enhancing security measures by requiring all meetings to have a passcode or a waiting room enabled.

Zoom is changing from using the term password to passcode. A passcode is shared with meeting attendees so they can join a meeting. Password will refer to your login credentials. This move aligns with security guidelines which tells you to never share your passwords.

By default, Zoom will enable a waiting room if you don’t have a passcode or a waiting room set. The waiting room allows you to control when a participant joins a meeting. You can admit attendees one at a time or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once.

If you have an existing meeting scheduled and you don’t want to use a waiting room, you will need to edit the meeting, add a passcode, and resend the meeting invite.

For more information, see Zoom’s FAQ Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements, July 2020 article. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@k-state.edu).