Allow Non-PSU Guest Access to Your Zoom Meeting

Note: In general we recommend requiring meeting participants to have a PSU Zoom account, as indicated in Zoom-Bombing Prevention, but this can be temporarily adjusted prior to a meeting when guests from outside the PSU community have been invited. Unless you have guests regularly, you’ll want to reset this afterwards to allow only PSU account holders into your meetings.

Adjust Your Security Settings

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal at
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Settings.
  3. This will display the Meeting and Security settings.
  4. At the top of that page, use the sliding button to activate your Waiting Room (the button will be blue when active). This will allow you to verify your guest’s identity before they enter, and is more secure than using a passcode (which could be shared).
    Waiting room selected
  5. Select edit options to open a pop-up window where you can require only non-PSU participants to be put in the waiting room.
  6. Scroll down the page to the setting Only authenticated users can join meetings. Use the sliding button to deselect this option (the button should be grey). Unless you regularly have outside guests, you’ll want to turn this setting back on later for maximum security.
  7. Schedule your meeting. In the meeting settings, make sure that “Only authenticated users can join meeting” is de-selected.

Learn more about Zoom-Bombing Prevention.

This article was last updated on Feb 11, 2021 @ 1:03 pm.