Create meeting API call with waitingroom=false and no passcode. Will this work effective 19th July?

I got a zoom security notification , mentioning that effective 19th july, either waiting room should be enabled or passcode should be added.

I needed to check how will the Create meeting API call work if no passcode is passed and waitingroom=false. Will the API throw an error and not create the meeting or will the meeting get created and the waiting room would be set to true automatically?

Hey @msoi,

The call will work, but the meeting will be created with a passcode by default.

For already scheduled meetings, it will default to waiting room, for new meetings, it will default to passcode.

Thanks,
Tommy

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@tommy Thanks for the clarification here. Can you also just confirm that this is a change to the behavior discussed here? So even if we don’t specify a password when creating a meeting via the API, Zoom will start setting a password starting on July 19th?

Hey @mattpegler,

Happy to help!

For new meetings scheduled on or after July 19th, correct.

Thanks,
Tommy

Hi @tommy thanks. We are creating scheduled meetings through the API and we set waiting_room= true and no passcode. Will our meetings start to be created with a passcode Jul/19 too or having the wait room enabled will exempt us from this requirement?

Thanks

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Hey @mgutierrez,

Since you are setting waiting rooms for your meeting, no passcode will be set by us.

Basically it only is set if you aren’t setting either passcode or waiting room.

You are good to go! :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Tommy

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