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Zoom Meetings Default to Login Required (9/29/2020)

To increase the security of the District's Zoom meetings, the default setting for all Zoom meetings will be set to require a District login. This includes using a k12.ipsd.org or ipsd.org email account. Any other email account will not be allowed to enter the Zoom meeting or the waiting room.



For Zoom meetings created using Synergy, including auto-created meetings based on your teaching schedule:

  • No additional steps are necessary to setup authentication for your meetings. 
  • If you add a participant that is not a student or staff member when scheduling your meeting, Synergy will automatically adjust the security settings.


For Zoom meetings created using the Zoom web client or Zoom app


To enable require authentication when scheduling a meeting:

  1. From the web portal or from your desktop client, schedule a new meeting or edit a meeting that you have already scheduled.
  2. Scroll down to Meeting Options
  3. Check Only authenticated users can join
  4. Ensure "IPSD 204 Staff and Students" is selected to limit your meeting to only IPSD 204 staff and students.
    (The option "Sign into Zoom" will let anyone with a free Zoom account join your meeting.)
  5. If you do not see the "IPSD 204 Staff and Students " option, please check your profile settings at ipsd.zoom.us. Ensure Only authenticated users can join meetings is enabled and that you can see the following options:
  6. Your meeting now requires participants to sign into Zoom using an IPSD204 email address (@k12.ipsd.org or @ipsd.org).
    In meeting notice to log into Zoom.us
    • If not signed in, click "Sign In to Join"
    • Choose Sign in with SSO
    • Enter ipsd as your Company Domain (ipsd.zoom.us)    
    • Click Continue
    • Sign in with your IPSD credentials on the District SSO. 


To disable required authentication when scheduling a meeting:

  1. From the web portal or from your desktop client, schedule a new meeting or edit a meeting that you have already scheduled.
  2. Scroll down to Meeting Options
  3. Uncheck Only authenticated users can join
  4. Your meeting now allows non-IPSD 204 participants.

    The "require authentication" setting only allows participants with IPSD (students and staff) accounts, or can be adjusted for anyone with a Zoom login, to join your meeting. If you are hosting a Zoom meeting with non-IPSD participants, the "require authentication" setting will need to be adjusted to off. NOTE: Once this setting is changed for a meeting anyone with the Zoom link can attempt to join your meeting - they will still be directed to your waiting room.



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