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Zoom, Login Steps on Desktop Client for Meetings

Step-by-step instructions for logging into the Zoom desktop client.

Both the Zoom web interface ( and the desktop ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ use UIUC SSO and Shibboleth to provide secure authentication. However, the login steps for the Desktop Client are slightly different for the web interface. You are required to know either your email address or that we use the ‘illinois’ domain.

After launching the desktop client, you have the option to ‘Join a Meeting' or ‘Sign In.’

Click ‘Sign In’.

Zoom Desktop Application start up screen.  Join meeting button is above the Sign in button.

Zoom supports multiple methods of authentication. To use UIUC SSO Shibboleth authentication, click on ‘Sign In with SSO’.

The Zoom Desktop sign in window.  Please click sign in with sso.

If this is the first time you have used the client, the ‘domain’ field will be blank. Type ‘illinois’ into the field and Continue.

NOTE: Clicking on the ‘I do not know the company domain’ link will bring you to the domain search pane. Type your FULL email address and click Continue. The interface will extract the domain (‘illinois’) from your email address and you will see the window shown below.

Enter illinois into the domain field

When the Illinois login window below appears, please sign in with your Illinois NetID and password.  You will now be logged into the Zoom Desktop Application.

Sign into using your illinois netid and password.

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Created2019-05-21 15:27:20Updated2022-02-01 11:01:18
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