Once we start zoom meeting from start_url as host, we are able to access as host even though from join_url automatically

Hi everyone!

Regarding the title, I want to know whether such like behavior is expected or not.
The situation is as bellow.

  1. I usually use own zoom account.
  2. Some guy(A) sometimes create zoom meeting using his account and zoom API(JWT)
  3. A will give me start_url to make me join the meeting as host instead of him.
  4. I could not join as own account from join_url automatically(or asked to sign in again) after once i join meeting from start_url as host. Always will join as host…

The above steps, i do not want to join as host in the step 4.

  • My expect was that i will join as own account or i’m asked sign in again)
  • start_url is published by Create a meeting(/users/{userId}/meetings) with JWT.

Is this behavior you expect? Or Is there any way to control in my case?

Thank you in advance.

Hi @yu.ikarashi, to be clear, the start URL should never be provided to anyone except the intended host of the meeting (userID who has created the meeting).

The start URL contains a ZAK (Zoom Access Token) on the end which is unique to the host of the meeting; in this case, Some guy (A)

If you are looking to create multiple co-hosts of a meeting, I would recommend setting alternative hosts when creating a meeting (via API or not). This would allow a logged-in user to be a co-host of the meeting.

Hi @michael.harrington

Thank you for the rapid response.

I’ve also tried to create co-hosts of a meeting setting by alternative hosts.
But A could not publish meeting setting alternative host to my account, because my account is free plan…

Anyway i understood what you mean and recommended usage of zoom.

Thank you for your time.

Hey @yu.ikarashi,

This is actually a known issue, we are working to fix it:

ZOOM-171226

Thanks,
Tommy

@tommy
Oh… I overlooked that.
Thank you so much, and your hard woking.