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Increasing Video Meeting Security

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Utilizing meeting passwords when using a video collaboration tool greatly increases the security of a video meeting. To enhance the security of Zoom, one of the most popular video collaboration tools at UF, UFIT is changing the service’s default setting to require passwords for each meeting created. This change goes live at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

After 5:00 p.m. on May 5, all new meetings generated with UF Zoom will automatically have a password set. If necessary, meeting owners will still be able to turn the password setting off for individual meetings prior to the start of a meeting using the “Edit this Meeting” button. Learn more about the “Edit this Meeting” button and other important meeting options settings on the website.

More information about this change and other Zoom features and settings can be found on