Affected meetings

Password enforcement applies to guests joining through the desktop or web app for Meetings, Events (classic), Webinars, and Training sessions.

Password enforcement isn't applicable to Personal Room meetings, or to those using Outlook Productivity Tools, or Scheduler for Microsoft Office 365.

Join experience

Required password enforcement doesn’t affect the join experience for attendees. For example, participants can easily join a meeting by clicking on the URL in the meeting invitation through email or the Meetings mobile app, without requiring passwords. Users are required to enter a password when they join a meeting by entering the meeting number on the web page.

Cisco doesn't enforce password requirements for attendees dialing into the meeting through a phone or video device. We highly recommend that administrators configure their Webex sites to require passwords for attendees joining through phones or video devices as well.

Schedule meeting experience

Users who schedule a meeting through Productivity Tools, Scheduler, or the Webex site won't need to enter a password to schedule a meeting. The password is automatically added.

Password enforcement meeting scenarios

Schedule/join meeting

Do users need to enter password?

Join with meeting link using any meeting app (mobile, desktop, or web app)

No

Join with Join button on the Meetings mobile or desktop app

No

Schedule Meetings, Events (classic), Webinars, and Training sessions from Productivity Tools, or Scheduler

No

Join a Personal Room

No

Join from video device

No*

Join by dialing in

No*

Join Meetings, Events (classic), Webinars, and Training sessions by entering the meeting number on the mobile, desktop, or web app

Yes


* Cisco recommends that customers enforce a password on this method using settings in Webex site administration or Control Hub.

Other password settings

The Require strong passwords feature can't be disabled.

Required password enforcement is for meeting passwords and is independent of account password requirements.

The default passwords are 11 or more characters, including mixed case, numbers, and special characters.