Zoom, Login Steps on Desktop Client for Meetings

Step-by-step instructions for logging into the Zoom desktop client.

Both the Zoom web interface (https://illinois.zoom.us) and the desktop ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ use UIUC SSO and Shibboleth to provide secure authentication. However, the login steps for the Desktop Client are slightly different for the web interface. You are required to know either your email address or that we use the ‘illinois’ domain.

After launching the desktop client, you have the option to ‘Join a Meeting' or ‘Sign In.’

Click ‘Sign In’.


Zoom supports multiple methods of authentication. To use UIUC SSO Shibboleth authentication, click on ‘Sign In with SSO’.


If this is the first time you have used the client, the ‘domain’ field will be blank. You can either type ‘illinois’ into the field and Continue, or click on the link ‘I do not know the company domain’.

Zoom SSO Illinois Domain

Clicking on the ‘I do not know the company domain’ link will bring you to the domain search pane.

Type your FULL email address and click Continue

Zoom Search Company Domain

The interface will extract the domain (‘illinois’) and return you to the ‘Sign In with SSO’ page and from there immediately send you to the familiar UIUC SSO Shibboleth authentication page.



Keywords:Sign in   Doc ID:91897
Owner:Martin L.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2019-05-21 14:27 CSTUpdated:2019-10-21 14:26 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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