Host Key Follow

About

The Host Key is provided for PSTN-only Personal Audio Conference (PAC) meetings and claiming host controls when joining by an H.323 device or when using Join Before Host.

In PAC meetings, it allows the meeting host (or other participant who knows the Host Key) to start a PAC meeting by entering the 6-digit pin when prompted by the Auto Attendant. After entering the Host Key on a PAC meeting, the meeting will start and others will be able to join as participants. The host of the meeting will have host controls available through DTMF, which are listed at Hosting a Personal Audio Conference meeting.

The host key can also be used by H.323/SIP systems connecting to meetings to claim the host role. Finally, it can also be used on the Zoom desktop application by selecting "Participants" and "Claim Host" to reclaim host controls when not signed in.

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Editing your Host Key

You can edit and enter your preferred 6-digit Host Key at any time by following these steps:

  1. Login to your Profile page.
  2. Scroll down to the Host Key section.
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  3. Select Show next to your Host Key ****** to view your current 6-digit pin.
  4. Select Edit.
  5. Input the new Host Key desired and select Save.
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With Join Before Host

  1. Join the meeting.
  2. Click on Participants.
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  3. Click Claim Host
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  4. Enter your Host key. 
  5. Click Claim Host.
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  6. Once the host key is verified, you will have host controls in the meeting.

 When Using an H.323/SIP device

Using Dial Strings

You can join via an H.323 or SIP device as the host by adding the host key to your dial string. Read about possible dial strings. 

Use one of the following dial strings to join as the host:

H.323 

Meetings without a password:

         [IP Address]##[Meeting ID]###[Host Key]
            Example: 192.168.1.25##123456789###123456

Meetings with a password: 

      [IP Address]##[Meeting ID]#[Password]#[Layout]#[Host Key]
            Example: 192.168.1.25##123456789#12345#11#123456

SIP

Meetings without a password:

[Meeting ID]...[HostKey]@[IP Address]
Example: 123456789...123456@zoomcrc.com

Meetings with a password:

[Meeting ID].[Password]..[HostKey]@[IP Address]
Example: 123456789.12345..123456@zoomcrc.com

When Cloud Recording

If you do not enter the host key when initially joining, you will be prompted to enter in the host key when starting a cloud recording. 

 

This article answers:

  • What is Host Key?
  • Can I claim host in a Join Before Host Meeting?
  • How can I start my Personal Audio Conference?
  • How can I join as the host from an H.323 or SIP device?
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