What is the purpose of the pwd variable in the Join URL?

What is the purpose of the pwd variable on the join URL?

When providing the URL to end users, is it necessary to include the pwd variable or is it unsafe to provide the pwd variable to end users?


After creating a meeting via API, I capture the “join_url” variable.

In the API documentation example response the join URL is


However, in practice the join URL is returned in the format

https://zoom.us/j/{meeting_id}?pwd={32 character string}

As far as I can tell, the API documentation doesn’t reference the pwd variable or mention how it should be treated.

My aim is to allow the end user to join the meeting as a guest, should I provide the link to the end user with or without the pwd variable?

Thank you in advance.

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