Creating Zoom Meetings That Allow External (non-SBU) Participants

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Last Updated: September 10, 2020
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Effective September 14th, it will be required that users sign in using SSO with your NetID/NetID password for Zoom classes. 
When creating new meetings as host, if you want external (non-SBU) guests to attend, leave the "Only authenticated users can join" setting unchecked. Here's how:

  1. In a web browser, go to stonybrook.zoom.us *, and click Sign in to sign in with NetID/NetID password
  2. Schedule a meeting
  3. Under Meeting Options, make sure Only authenticated users can join is unchecked ☐
    "Only authenticated users can join" unchecked
  4. At the bottom, click Save

*Meetings can be scheduled with Only authenticated users can join unchecked also in the Zoom app, Zoom Chrome Extension, or Zoom Outlook plug-in (learn more). For Zoom meetings created elsewhere or previously, after you create the meeting, go to stonybrook.zoom.us, click to edit the meeting, and adjust or check the meeting's  Only authenticated users can join setting as necessary.

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