Zoom, Event Hosting for University of Illinois Attendees only

This article describes how to configure a Zoom event when participants or attendees are ONLY from the University of Illinois

Visit https://illinois.zoom.us and log in with your NetID and password to find the various settings in the instructions below.

Before scheduling your event, check the following Zoom Settings:

Your meetings are passcode protected by default and can be edited if necessary. The passcode is encrypted and embedded in your meeting link. Please consider how and to whom you share your event's passcode.

Only Authenticated users can join with web client: ON

  • This setting affects Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars.
  • Turning ON this setting will require any user who attempts to join via the Zoom web client (web browser) to sign in with a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign NetID and password.
  • Anyone with UIC and UIS NetIDs and passwords will not be able to log in using the web client if this setting is enabled. They will need to access the meeting using the Zoom mobile or desktop application.

The setting "only authenticated users can join from web client" applies to ALL your previous, current and future scheduled events, without the need to re-edit individual or recurring events one by one.

Turn on the waiting room OR allow only authenticated users

  • Waiting Room: ON
    • The waiting room is not available for Zoom webinars.  
    • Users who attempt to join your Zoom event will be placed in the waiting room. You are able to configure who is placed in the waiting room.
    • Our recommendation (an image of this configuration is shown below):
      • "Who should go in the waiting room?" set to "Users not in your account
        • This allows users from our campus to bypass the waiting room while forcing others to be placed in the waiting room until approved for entry.
      • "Who can admit participants from the waiting room?" set to "Host and co-hosts only

This image show how to configure your Zoom waiting room to allow UIUC Zoom account members the ability to bypass it.

  • Only authenticated users can join meeting: ON and set to "Illinois email accounts"
    • Users who attempt to join your Zoom event will need to have an email associated with their Zoom account that ends with one of the listed domains (@illinois.edu) or sub domains (@library.illinois.edu). 
    • An authentication profile called "Illinois email accounts" has already been created for you to allow access for any University of Illinois System email addresses.
      • You can edit this listing to include other domains, but do not add any large public email domains (gmail.com or yahoo.com) as these will inhibit you from effectively securing your meeting.

Additional Settings to consider

  • Allow participants to rename themselves: OFF
  • Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting: OFF
  • Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when starting an instant meeting: OFF
  • Annotation: OFF
  • Filesharing: OFF
  • Restrict Chat: please visit, Zoom, Protect your sessions, Restrict Chat, to find out more information how to restrict Zoom's in-meeting chat.

When scheduling your event


Ensure you have: 

Using the recommendations above, your settings for the event should look something like this:

This image shows an example meeting configured for a Zoom meeting with Illinois attendees only.  Note that a passcode, the waiting room, mute participants upon entry and only authenticated users can join (with Illinois email accounts selected from the drop down) are set.

When inviting participants and promoting your event


Share the invitation either using the campus email service or by requiring registration. 

If you decided to utilize Zoom's registration tool, you can edit and manage registrants at the bottom of the specific meeting window, in your illinois.zoom.us profile.  

Learn how to manage and edit registration at: Zoom Support, Customizing registration options

For more information about how to protect the features within your meeting please visit our Zoom, Protecting your events article.

Keywordsonly, authenticated, users, web, client,   Doc ID105821
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Created2020-09-15 08:51:02Updated2020-10-20 15:38:05
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