Mitigating Imposters

by Luke Eclipse-Ujano Updated Sep 21, 2020

On Zoom, users can name themselves whatever they want. This has caused incidents where individuals pose themselves as administrators or technology personnel. To prevent or at least track who is joining your meeting, please try these settings.

Only Authenticated Users

This simple option requires them to log in with a Zoom account. Students can easily create an account by signing in to Zoom with their accounts.

You can set it up while you are scheduling a meeting. If you need to modify an already scheduled meeting, go to, sign in and edit it from there.

WARNING: Individuals can still create a Zoom account, rename themselves and join a meeting. This option is meant to serve as a deterrent, rather than a full solution. If you choose this option, be sure to inform your meeting participants (students) ahead of time.

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