Zoom, Logging In

How do I log in to Zoom?

Zoom can be accessed in a myriad of ways.  The most popular are as follows:

IMPORTANT: First time U of I Zoom users need to log in via the Web Interface (or any Zoom integration using Shib SSO) to create their account. 

Web Interface

Zoom Desktop Client

Outlook Desktop Application


Web Interface: <  https://illinois.zoom.us >

  • Open Firefox or Chrome and navigate to <  https://illinois.zoom.us >

    Zoom Main Page
  • Select "Sign In"
    Zoom Sign in
  • Enter your Illinois NetID credentials into the next window and click "Login"
    Zoom Illinois Login
  • You are now in your Illinois Zoom account where settings can be configured, you can join a meeting, or host a meeting as well.

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.
  • NOTE: 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. The interface will extract the domain (‘illinois’) from your email address and you will see the window shown below.
  • When the Illinois login window below appears, please sign in with your Illinois NetID and password.  You will now be logged into the Zoom Desktop Application.

Outlook Desktop Application:

  • To Login to Zoom Plugin in Outlook Desktop Application:
    • Inside the Outlook Desktop Application, open your Calendar you would like to add the Zoom meeting to:
    • Select “New Appointment”.  The Icon will appear as follows:
      New Appointment
    • Click “Add a Zoom Meeting” in the upper right corner of the ribbon within the new appointment window
      Add a Zoom Meeting
    • A new sign in window should appear.  Please click “Sign in with SSO”
      Sign in with SSO
    • Enter “illinois” and complete your domain as: “illinois.zoom.us”
    • Sign into Shibboleth with your Illinois.edu NetID credentials
      Illinois Login


  • Download the Zoom Mobile App
    Available on the App Store button.  This will open a new tab that will take you to download the Zoom mobile app for iOS.Get it on Google play button.  This will open a new tab that will take you to download the Zoom mobile app for iOS.
  • Note: The following screenshots are from the iOS application.
  • After installation, open the Zoom mobile app on your device.
  • Click Sign in found in the lower right corner of the application window.
    Zoom mobile app with Sign in button highlighted in lower right corner or screen.
  • Select the SSO icon at the bottom of the screen.
    Zoom application sign in screen.  The sign in with SSO button is located in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Enter illinois to complete the domain: illinois.zoom.us
    The domain pop up window after sign in with SSO was selected.  Here you will enter the word illinois..
  • Enter your University of Illinois netID and password and click login.  Note: if you're required to authenticate using DUO/2FA, please accept the 2FA using DUO or by completing the necessary call or text, then reopen your web browser. You then will be prompted to open Zoom Meetings and the application will reopen.
    Normal University of Illinois login screen.  Enter your netid and password where prompted to do so.

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Owner:zoom t.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2019-11-22 12:40 CDTUpdated:2020-08-25 19:41 CDT
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