Zoom: How to enable additional security on this video calling app

There were many questions raised in the past about security after Zoom began to gain more attention during lockdowns. To make it simpler for administrators and organisations to safeguard their users and protect them from security breaches, Zoom has added 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) 2FA provides users with an extra level of security and will eliminate the need to manage passwords.

Zoom stated that 2FA implementation helps companies meet their compliance obligations regarding sensitive customer data. Zoom recently updated its encryption to AES256-bit GCM standard and is now fully accessible for all meetings. Learn more about Zoom 2FA.

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Zoom: How do you enable 2-factor authentication

First Step: Log in to Zoom Dashboard. This means you will need to log in to Zoom’s web portal.

Second step: Log in to your profile to activate two-factor authentication. After two-factor authentication is enabled, it’s time to configure the authentication process according to your preferences.

3rd Step: Choose SMS authentication, and then follow the prompts. Single-use recovery codes can be chosen, which can be used when the other methods fail. These codes can be saved on your phone or laptop and then you simply need to press the do button.

An alternative to the SMS option is setting up an authentication app. You will need any app capable of supporting the Time-based Onetime Password protocol (TOTP). Google Authenticator for Android/iPhone and Authenticator for Windows Phone 7 are two examples. You can enable 2FA for any user in your account if you have a premium account. If a user loses access to their 2FA settings, the admin can reset it. They may have lost their device or uninstalled 2FA.

Zoom app: Resetting 2FA with a User

First, sign in to Zoom’s web portal. Click User Management and Users in the Navigation Menu.

Step 2 Select the user for which you wish to reset 2FA.

Click Reset in the Section for Two-factor authentication. When the user logs in again to Zoom, they’ll be asked to create 2FA once more in the portal.