Securing Zoom meetings with passwords


With the latest Zoom security improvements, you can protect Zoom meeting with passwords. supports it out of the box. Your Zoom settings have to be adjusted.


  • If you are using Zoom Basic/Free plan you must add your credit card to your Zoom Billing settings. 

Note: You don't need to subscribe to a paid plan to be able to secure meetings with passwords. Zoom requires it to be able to verify if it's you. 

Without adding credit card details, an option to require a password for meetings won't be available for you.

  • If you are not an admin of the Zoom account, you must ask your group's administrator to enable password protection.

How to secure your Zoom meetings with passwords

1. Go to your Zoom Account Settings.

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2. Enable Require a password when scheduling new meetings setting and click the "lock" icon next to the toggle switch.

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You might also enable Require a password for instant meetings and Require a password for Personal Meeting ID (PMI) settings.

3. When a new meeting will be scheduled via, the Zoom meeting link will be generated with the password hash in a format like