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How to log in to Zoom

As of December 29, 2021, Baruch has switched to using the CUNY Login for SSO login to Zoom.  Please follow the instructions on the BCTC Website for how to configure your client for SSO and how to log in to Zoom.

 

 

Many Zoom meetings will require you to log in to your Baruch account to access the meetings  This is for security reasons–by requiring authentication we can both restrict sessions to members of the Baruch community, and be more able to track users if they disrupt a session.

You can see instructions on how to log in at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201800126-Signing-in-with-SSO.

All faculty, staff and students are eligible for a Zoom account and in fact will have one automatically set up the first time they log in via SSO.  BCTC doesn’t need to do anything to set up your Zoom account, you can just log in.

If you’re a student, you may not know your username or password.  You can look at instructions on how to claim your account at https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/baruchusername/student.html.  If you have previously claimed your account and do not remember your password, you can try to reset it at https://mypassword.baruch.cuny.edu.  If you don’t remember (or have not set) your challenge questions you will need to email the Helpdesk.

Here’s what you will see when you go to

https://baruch.zoom.us

 

Screen when you go to https://baruch.zoom.us

If you click “Sign in” you will see the Baruch College login screen:

Login screen for Baruch College

This is where you type your Baruch username and password.  Once you do you’ll be in the Zoom web interface.

To log in from the desktop client, you select the “Sign in with SSO” option on the login screen:

Zoom desktop login screen

After which you will be asked to type in your organization name, which is “baruch”:

SSO Sign In organization enry

Your default browser will then open and you’ll be directed to the sign in page again:

Login screen for Baruch College

You will type in your username and password and will be directed back to Zoom.  In some cases your browser may ask if it can open the Zoom app.  Allow it to and the desktop Zoom client will open with you logged in.

Once again, the URL to get access to Zoom via your Baruch account is:

https://baruch.zoom.us

 

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