Creating meeting using API doesn't set password

creating meeting via API without password field doesn’t automatically generate password when the account settings require

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

Which Endpoint/s?
POST /users/{userId}/meetings

the zoom developer blog article ( states that…


  • Ensure your API calls for CREATE meetings include a password if you do not want one automatically generated for you.

Hey @sabraha5,

Are your account settings for meeting passcodes locked? If not, the password won’t be auto generated until September unless you specify a password in the Create Meeting API request.


hey @tommy…thank you very much for the feedback/insight! i checked our infrastructure team and the password required setting is not “locked”…they ran into issues when setting to “locked” with previously created meetings being modified to require password without the event URL being updated…and so we will set the password when creating via API…

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Hey @sabraha5,

Happy to help! :slight_smile:


Are we still on target for automatic password generation (i.e. Zoom creates one automatically and we don’t have to worry about this?)

Hi @fahad.beehive,

Depending on your account settings, passwords will be automatically generated in certain circumstances. You can reference our breakdown of different scenarios here: