Zoom, Password Protect Previously Scheduled Meetings

This article will walk you through how to edit already scheduled meetings to add passwords.

To add a password, or edit other settings, in a Zoom meeting, follow these steps. The video and the images illustrate the same steps.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE USING THE ZOOM INTEGRATION IN MOODLE OR COMPASS, PLEASE UPDATE THE MEETING WITHIN THE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OF CHOICE.  For directions on how to edit meetings within your learning management system please visit Adding a meeting password in Moodle or Compass.

1. Log into the Zoom portal, https://illinois.zoom.us/


2. Select the Meetings tab

Zoom meetings

3. Find the meeting you wish to edit, and then select it by clicking on the meeting name


4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to select "Edit this Meeting"

Edit meeting

5. Under Meeting Password you can create a password (using letters or numbers) up to 10 characters long


6. Select Save


7. You will see that the meeting url now has an encrypted password added after the meeting id

meeting url

You can share the url or meeting invitation with the password in it, just don't post it for the world to see


8. You will need to share the new invitation if you sent it to attendees by email. 

Adding a Password to a Meeting in Moodle or Compass

NOTE: This is required to ensure that the "JOIN" button will update with the new, password containing meeting URL. Adding the password within Compass/Moodle will allow for students to one click join meetings within the Zoom module in your course offering. Instructions on how to add a password within the Zoom LMS integration can be found below:
  1. Login to Compass or Moodle as the Instructor and find the Zoom module.
  2. Find the Meeting instance you wish to edit (add a password to)
    Finding your meeting inside the Zoom LTI
  3. After you have found the particular meeting you wish to add a password to, click the "Edit this Meeting" button at the bottom of the meeting page.  This button is highlighted  below:
    Editing a meeting within the Zoom LTI.
  4.  Add the password by checking the box to the right of "Require meeting password". Enter the password (up to 10 characters) in the blank provided.  After you have added a satisfactory password, click Save.
    Adding a password and saving within the Zoom LTI
  5. Confirm your new password has been applied.   Also, if your Zoom settings allow to embed the password in the meeting link, notice the meeting link will have changed to include something like: "?pwd=cWo1T1B2c...".  Note: this is not the actual password for your meeting.  This is an encrypted version of your password.
    Confirming your password within the zoom LTI
  6. You have now successfully updated your meeting to include password protection

Keywords:zoom, schedule, password   Doc ID:99598
Owner:zoom t.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-03-26 13:15 CDTUpdated:2021-03-22 09:13 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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