Unable to delete meetings with meeting:write scope


I’m trying to delete a meeting using the following API call but an error comes back about missing scopes. This is for an app created through the marketplace management section.


{“code”:124,“message”:“Invalid access token, does not contain scopes: [user:write:admin]”}


I also tried https://api.zoom.us/v2/users/me/meetings/<meetingID>, but that didn’t work either.

According to the permissions at https://devdocs.zoom.us/docs/permissions the meeting:write scope should be enough to delete the meeting. This meeting was created using the API, but I’m unable to delete the same meeting through the API.

Is this a bug in the API or is the documentation incorrect?


EDIT: I’m also encountering the same error updating an existing meeting with PATCH.


Hi Kent, 

What scopes does your app currently have and is your app an account level app or user level app?



The requested scopes are user:read and meeting:write. The app is created on the marketplace, so I think that means it’s a user-level app.


Hi Kent, 

If the error is reporting back  user:write:admin  that is most likely an account level app and not user. With meeting:write you should be able to delete your own meetings. If you are using the /me/ API, this will be associated with the account owners meetings only.

Would you be able to share the name of the app and account ID so that I can take a closer look? 



The development client ID is 29d1adQ0ST2XIkRzloQjQ under this account (on the App Marketplace). I don’t see anywhere listed on the app description whether it is a client or account level app, but I thought it was a client app.

To verify I created a new app as a client app (development client ID: Wc0vVR9QXK6m0ArxaCGlQ) and it’s returning the same error.




Hi Kent, 

I was unable to reproduce an error on my end. Since your app is account level you should use the /me/ API with a meeting that is tied to your account. Earlier, you stated that you tried https://api.zoom.us/v2/users/me/meetings/<meetingID, what was the error that you received?



I receive the same error as using <myUserID> in the URL. I just tried the following request:

PATCH - https://api.zoom.us/v2/users/me/meetings/970962087



This was the result:

{“code”:124,“message”:“Invalid access token, does not contain scopes: [user:write:admin, user:write]”}




Hi Keith, 

Can you try choosing the user:write scope within your app in marketplace? 


I added the user:write scope and reauthenticated, but now I receive a 403 error.

DELETE or PATCH: https://api.zoom.us/v2/users/me/meetings/300899503

x-zm-trackingid: WEB_128657a3ebf04022b29ef0a3d9adecda

The content of the response is a web page that says 403 Forbidden in the content.


Hi Kent, 

Please use  /v2/meetings/{meetingid} instead as we dont have v2/users/me/meetings/{meeting-id}.



That was it, thank you for pointing out my stupid mistake! Now that I see it it’s obvious :slight_smile: