Knowledgebase: Web Services
Zoom Security Features
Updated: 31 March 2021 11:06 AM

Keep Zoom Meetings Secure and Reduce the Odds of Unwanted Guests

Zoom offers a number of security settings and features to help reduce the possibility of unwelcome attendees joining your meeting. Unwanted attendees could listen, capture screenshots, or disrupt the meeting.

Security setting options before your Zoom meeting
Security options during your meeting for Host (or Co-Host)
What to do when you encounter unwanted guests or online misconduct


Security setting options before your Zoom meeting 


The following options are available when scheduling your Zoom meeting:


Pre-Meeting Security Settings

  • Always Generate meeting IDs Automatically
  • Enable Passcode (set by default)
  • Enable Waiting Room - allows host to prepare or hold a in camera session



Under Advanced options 


  • Disable Allow participants to Join anytime 

  • Enable Mute participants upon entry
  • Enable Only authenticated users can join by signing into Zoom

For larger public meetings use Registration option to control when and how your attendee receives the Zoom meeting link. 
Learn how to setup Registration feature for a meeting 


Security options during your meeting for Host (or Co-Host) 

During your Zoom meeting you can instantaneously access the security controls.

Security Options During Meeting  

  1. Select the Security icon to access options.
  2. Choose following options:

    The following options can be changed during the meeting: 
    Lock Meeting will prevent new participants from joining the meeting
    Enable Waiting Room will place new attendees into a Waiting Room

    Hide Profile Picture will replace picture with name of the participant

    Allow participants to:
    Share Screen
    Chat
    Rename Themselves

    Unmute Themselves

    Start Video 



Screen Sharing
 Advance options

During your meeting the host (or co-host) can control who and when participants can Screen Share.

Screen Share Options

  1. Select Share Screen (^).
  2. Choose the options that fit your meeting needs.

 

What to do when you encounter unwanted guests or online misconduct

 How to Remove Partipicant or Suspend Zoom meeting

  1. Select the Security icon
  2. Select the appropriate action.

    Remove Participant will remove the participant permanently from the meeting
    Suspend Participant Activities will quickly lock meeting, turn off video, audio, disable chat and screen sharing

  3. Report incident to Zoom (this option will appear when you select either remove or suspend) and email ITSecurity@ocadu.ca