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Zoom: This Meeting Is for Authorized Attendees Only – Technipages

Joining Zoom meetings should be as easy as a walk in the park. You just click on the invite link or enter the meeting ID and you’re in. But things don’t always work that way.

Attendees may sometimes get various errors preventing them from joining the meeting. Or they can’t join the meeting because the host has restricted access to it.

What does it mean when Zoom says the meeting is for authorized attendees only?

Zoom meeting organizers can choose to allow only certain accounts to join the meeting. If you’re not using a user account or email address that’s authorized in the meeting settings, you’ll get an error message that says “This meeting is for authorized attendees only“.

At that point, you usually have two options. The first one is to hit the Cancel button and give up joining the meeting. Or you can click on the Switch account or Sign in to join option and use an account the host authorized to join the meeting.

What to Do if a Zoom Meeting Is for Authorized Attendees Only

Signing in to Zoom with the email address the host used to invite you to join the meeting should solve this problem.

If your Zoom account is managed by an organization, sign in with SSO if the option is available. Select ‘Sign in with SSO‘, enter your company domain, and hit Continue. Then enter your username and password to log in to your account.

Sign in with SSO zoom


Zoom meeting organizers can authorize only specific email addresses to join the meeting. If the email address or Zoom account you’re using is not on the list, Zoom will alert you the meeting is for authorized attendees only.

We hope this guide answered the questions you had on this Zoom error. Feel free to hit the comments below and share your thoughts on this topic.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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