Create meeting is returning 400 error

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Getting a 400 error when trying to send a request to create a zoom event. Ultimately, the goal is to get the zoom meeting to show up in the correct host’s zoom account. I think fixing this 400 error may fix that.

Request failed with status code 400

Which App Type (OAuth / Chatbot / JWT / Webhook)?

Which Endpoint/s?

How To Reproduce (If applicable)
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Request URL / Headers (without credentials) / Body
  2. See error
    Request URL:

Request body:
{“topic”:“Test Event”,“agenda”:"",“settings”:{“auto_recording”:“cloud”,“approval_type”:2,“join_before_host”:true,“mute_upon_entry”:true,“participant_video”:true,“alternative_hosts”:""},“start_time”:“2021-03-18T22:09:00Z”,“duration”:21,“type”:2}

Screenshots (If applicable)

Additional context
It has been working with every event, except for requests from this host_id it seems like. Sometimes the meeting has been showing up in another zoom account (the owner of the host account).

Hey @wesley1,

Thank you for reaching out to the Zoom Developer Forum. Please send an email to with a link to this thread. In that email, please include the user ID that you’re seeing this issue with as well as the headers that you’re using for the request.

I’ll investigate the issue further from there.


I figured it out! It seems like we were adding an alternative host who wasn’t part of the zoom account. Code 1114. It seems like I was only printing the error.message which wasn’t giving us the full story.

Additionally, I think the Zoom create meeting API could be cleared up a bit with the above ^ and also stating that you add duration to recurring meetings with a fixed time. (It currently says you can’t do that.)

Hey @wesley1,

Great! I’m glad to hear that you figured it out. It sounds like our documentation around this can be improved so I’ll reach out to our documentation team. Thank you for letting us know!

As always, feel free to reach out if you encounter any further issues or questions.


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