Zoom authentication profiles are used to allow students under 16 years of age to join Zoom meetings safely and securely without needing to create a Zoom account, allowing them to participate in meetings without ever creating a Zoom account themselves and prevent unauthorized participation from outside the school.
Students do not need to be logged into your Zoom account in order to use external authentication, they only need to make use of their school email address.
Frequently asked questions about external authentication for K-12 schools can be found at Frequently Accessed Questions About External Authentication for K-12 Schools.
Authentication requirements for K-12 schools seeking external authentication
- Account type: Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise
- You have the right to be the owner or administrator of the account
- account, where you have admin rights for your identity provider
- for the Zoom desktop client:
- Windows: 5.0.0 (23168.0427) or higher
- macOS: 5.0.0 (23161.0427) or higher
- for the Zoom mobile app:
- Android: 5.0.0 (23161.0427) or higher
- iOS: 5.0.0 (23161.0427) or higher
- for the Zoom web client
What are the steps for configuring external authentication
You can create a new authentication profile in your Zoom account once the SAML configuration has been set up with your identity provider.
- If you are already a Zoom admin, you will be able to edit your account settings by logging into the Zoom web portal.
- Go to the account management tab, then account settings, and you will see the option.
- On the meeting schedule page, scroll down until you see Only authenticated users can attend meetings.
- Click the +Add Authentication Configuration button next to Meeting Authentication Options.
- You will then be prompted to enter a name for the Meeting Authentication option.
- Select Sign in to external single sign-on (SSO) by choosing its checkbox under Select an authentication method.
After selecting Sign in to external single sign-on (SSO), the remaining fields should match those of your identity provider.
- Click Save.
As a result of enabling the Only authenticated users can join setting on your account, users will now have the ability to schedule a meeting using this authentication profile.
- It is possible to enable or disable the Only authenticated users can join meetings toggle for each user on your account depending on whether you want this setting enabled or disabled by default.
Click Enable or Disable on the verification dialog box if one appears to confirm the change has been made.
Configuring external authentication with G Suite
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up Zoom authentication?
What is external account in Zoom?
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How do you allow external participants in Zoom?
What is Zoom only authenticated users can join?
Why is Zoom requiring a verification code?
How do I add external contacts to Zoom phone?
- Open the Zoom app on your mobile device and sign in to your account.
- On the left side of the screen, tap the Contacts tab.
- You can invite a Zoom contact by tapping the add icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
- If you want to add a new contact, you will have to enter their email address.
- Click on the Add button.
- If you have any additional contacts, you should repeat the process.