Note: This feature is available to 8x8 Work and 8x8 Meet users and, for securing active meetings via passcode, also to guests who have not signed in.
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Secure your meetings and add passcode

If you have started a meeting with 8x8 Meet, you have the ability to make your meeting more secure by setting a passcode for participants or by randomizing your URL for scheduled meetings.

Let’s say that some people have left your organization recently, and they have access to the URL of the meeting space you use. By taking steps to secure your meeting, you can ensure the confidentiality of information in your meeting!

Secure meetings via passcode

Note: The ability to add a passcode to an active meeting is available to 8x8 Work and 8x8 Meet users who sign in, as well as guests. However, the ability to add a passcode to a future meeting is not available to guests.

To make your meeting secure by setting a passcode, you can:

- A passcode set during a meeting lasts until the last person leaves the meeting, at which point the passcode is removed.
- A passcode that you set for your own personal meeting space persists across all sessions unless you change it. Any in-meeting changes to the passcode apply until the last person in the meeting leaves, at which point the passcode returns to what you entered in your settings.

Secure meetings via randomized URL

Note: The ability to set up randomized meeting URLs is available to 8x8 Work and 8x8 Meet users who sign in, but not to guests who have not signed in.

Want to ensure the security of your meetings without setting a passcode participants need to remember? Simply randomize your meeting URLs for a different variation on your personal meeting space URL every time you schedule!

To randomize your meeting URLs:

  1. In your application Settings :
    • In 8x8 Work for Desktop, go to Meetings > Personal meeting space.
    • In the 8x8 Meet desktop app, go to Calendar & Scheduling > Scheduling Meetings.
  2. Select the format for meeting URLs generated when you attach a meeting to a calendar event:
    • Randomized ( Scheduled meetings use the person's personal meeting space URL as a base, but each meeting URL ends with three randomized alphanumeric characters (such as "").

      Note: A partially-randomized meeting URL does not preserve any passcode you might have set for your personal meeting space, since the URL is different.

    • Static ( All scheduled meetings use the same URL as the person's own personal meeting space (such as "").