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Zoom: Security changes

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 helpdesk@k-state.edu.