ZOOM SDK Confusion

Is it just me that is getting a hard time with zoom sdk documentations?
I am getting a hard time to find proper documentation to start a meeting using the sdk.
I cant seem to get the userid. The documentation isnt clear for me, one page you’re reading about the login authentication steps and the very next page you’re shown the steps to start a meeting with the meeting id, I am lost in the docs.
Please help me out.

I have same problem. The documentation not clear. For example: My code is wrong AUTHCONSTANCTS.java file
this line return error SDK_JWTTOKEN = YOUR JWTTOKEN but documentation not contain information

Hi @codelogicapp,

Thanks for using Zoom SDK. There are different ways of user authentications, and the way to start a meeting or use other features varies based on different authentication types. Since you are mentioning userID, I believe you are looking at the non-login / API user type.

The API user authentication allows you to use tokens that are retrieved from Zoom REST API to start/join a meeting. You will need to retrieve the following values from REST API:

Once you have the above values, you can use them to start/join a pre-scheduled meeting. There are no other steps in between. You could also refer to the implementation of the demo app:https://github.com/zoom/zoom-sdk-android/tree/master/mobilertc-android-studio/sample/src/main/java/us/zoom/sdksample/startjoinmeeting/apiuser

Hope this helps. Thanks!

Hi @alvesjose13,

Thanks for using Zoom SDK. The documentation for generating the JWT token could be found here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/sdk/native-sdks/android/mastering-zoom-sdk/sdk-initialization; You could follow the guidance here and generate JWT token to replace the placeholder “YOUR JWTTOKEN”.

Thanks for the feedback on the doc, I will forward this feedback to the doc team and we will improve it accordingly.


Thanks for the assistance, can you please elaborate on what parameters to be sent in header while sending get request for userid

Hi @codelogicapp,

If you would like to get the userID from https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/api-reference/zoom-api/users/user, you may find the parameter and the responses in that page as well. The required parameter for calling this API is the userID, in which you could pass the email address as the userID.

Hope this helps. Thanks!