Creating a Secure Meeting in Zoom

This article covers how CSUF faculty, staff, and students can create more secure meetings in Zoom.

2. Click Schedule a New Meeting.

In the desktop client, simply click Schedule on the Home tab.

schedule meeting

3. To keep the meeting secure, choose to generate the meeting ID automatically, and set a password for the meeting.

meeting ID and password

4. Turn off participant videos, disable join before host, and choose only authenticated users can join. Optionally, you can enable the waiting room.

In the desktop client, you will need to click Advanced Options to view and modify these settings.

additional security info
  1. Turn off the Video for participants. Participants will still be able to use video if needed, but the video option is turned off when a participant joins the meeting.
  2. Uncheck the Enable join before host option. You should not allow anyone to join the meeting before you have started it.
  3. Always check Mute participants upon entry. Participants will still be able to use their audio to speak if needed, but they will be muted when they join the meeting.
  4. Optional: check Enable waiting room to place attendees in a waiting room when they join. NOTE if you do this, you will need to manually admit each attendee into the meeting. This adds security to the meeting, but if you have over a hundred attendees, you may not want to enable the waiting room.
  5. Always check Only authenticated users can join. This means that users must have a Zoom account in order to join the meeting. This keeps "guest" accounts from joining your meeting.

Need More Help?

Faculty/Staff - contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777.

Students - contact the Student IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-8888.

View the Zoom Help & Resources article.