Zoom Security Settings


If you plan to host a Zoom meeting publicly, there is a chance that your meeting might have univited guests. This is called Zoom-Bombing. When this happens, guests share disturbing or distracting content that bombard real attendees. In this guide, you will be shown what settings and adjustments to make to host public events on zoom safely.

Steps to Take when Scheduling a Meeting

Create a Unique Zoom Link

There are two types of zoom links available. One is the Personal Meeting Room ID and the other is a Unique Meeting ID. The personal meeting room ID is persistent in that the meeting is always on and people can enter the room at any time. This is great for private events such as weekly meetings however it should be avoided with public events. Instead use the unique meeting ID by clicking Generate Automatically.

Require Pre-Registration

By adding a Registration option, participants must register first in order to obtain the unique Zoom link. This means that the user must provide an email address (attached to a zoom account) before attending. This will also help you with managing participant counts prior to your meeting.

Require Authentication

If you do not wish to have participants register, and you still wish to have a public meeting, you can require Authentication. This means that attendees must log in with their Zoom account before entering the meeting.

More Information

To learn more about Zoom Bombing and ways to prevent it during a meeting, please visit this Support article from Zoom.