Logging Into and Authenticating with the Zoom Desktop Client

For the Zoom Client application to operate optimally with Cornell University systems, such as the Canvas LMS, it is best to make sure you are signed into the Zoom Client application on your computer before your online Zoom sessions start. If the computer you are using is not a public computer but a private one to you, you should only need to sign into the Zoom application on your computer once.


Be prepared to use your Cornell Two-step authentication (i.e. push, text, or call to mobile phone, etc.).

Cornell two-step login prompt


Step 1: Creating Your Cornell Zoom Account by Logging Into the Website Once

1. If you haven't already done so, please start by going to the Cornell Zoom website, clicking on Login" in the upper-right corner, and using your NetID and password to log into your Cornell Zoom account. Logging into the website once automatically creates your Cornell Zoom account.


Step 2: Signing Into and Authenticating with the Zoom Desktop Client

1. Open the Zoom Meeting client application on your computer by finding and clicking on the Zoom icon. If you don't already have the Zoom Meeting client installed, please download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings.


2. If the Zoom Client looks like one of the two images below, you are already signed into the Zoom Client, so there is no need to continue. If you do NOT see one of the two dialogue boxes below, please continue to step 3.

Zoom Client application startup dialogue box expanded


Zoom Client application startup dialogue box


3. If you see the image below, click on "Sign In with SSO" on the right side of the dialogue box. "SSO" stands for "single sign-on".


4. Enter the word "cornell" on the screen where it asks you for your company domain and click "Continue".


5. Sign in with your NetID and password. Once you have signed in with your NetID, you should see one of the two startup dialogue boxes in step 2.


6. Consider testing your newly installed Zoom Meeting client when you have successfully authenticated with your NetID.

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