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How can 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 to create their account. 

Web Interface

Zoom Desktop Client 

Outlook Desktop Application

Web Interface: < >

  • Open Firefox or Chrome and navigate to < >

    Zoom Main Page
  • Select Sign In
    Zoom Sign in
  • Enter your UIC NetID credentials into the next window and click Login

  • You are now in your UIC 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 ( and the desktop ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ use UIC single-sign-on 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 UIC 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 type ‘uic’ 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 (‘uic’) from your email address and you will see the window shown below.
  • When the UIC login window appears, please sign in with your UIC 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 “uic” and complete your domain as: “”
    • Sign into Shibboleth with your NetID credentials

Keywords:Gmail, Outlook, Zoom, Login,   Doc ID:99160
Owner:Dean D.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2020-03-19 21:37 CSTUpdated:2020-10-28 12:27 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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