On Monday, September 27, Zoom was scheduled to enhance security measures by requiring all meetings to have a passcode, or a waiting room enabled.
After hearing from K-State and other Zoom customers, a decision has been made by Zoom to no longer enforce this security requirement at this time. Instead, IT staff from all K-State campuses will meet to discuss our security needs and determine the best course of action.
Security changes being discussed for all meetings include:
- Requiring passcodes — A passcode is shared with meeting attendees so they can join a meeting.
- Enabling waiting rooms — The waiting room allows the host to control when a participant joins a meeting.
- Allowing only authenticated Zoom users to join — Meeting attendees would need to have an authenticated Zoom license to join a meeting.
A date has not been established to implement Zoom security changes. To avoid interruption to students and faculty, K-State will wait until after fall finals to make changes.
For step-by-step instructions on adding passcodes or waiting rooms to Zoom meetings, view these Zoom knowledge base articles.
If you have any questions, call the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.