Enforcement Dates

Password enforcement is only available for meetings, events, and training sessions scheduled after January 10, 2020. Those scheduled before January 10, 2020 will not be affected.

Affected Meetings

Password enforcement applies to Webex Meetings, Webex Events, and Webex Training. It applies to guests joining through the desktop app or the Web app, for meetings, events, and training sessions scheduled January 10, 2020 or later.

Password enforcement does not apply to Personal Room meetings.

Users must have Webex Productivity Tools version WBS39.10.2 or later to avoid impact on their existing meetings scheduled prior to January 10, 2020.

Edited Meetings

For meetings, events, and training sessions scheduled prior to January 10, 2020, if you edit them after January 10, 2020, they will not be affected by password enforcement. Only newly scheduled meetings, events, and training sessions will have passwords.

Similarly, for recurring meetings, events, and training sessions scheduled prior to January 10, 2020, if you edit a meeting or event or training session in the series after January 10, 2020, it will not be affected by password enforcement.

If users are on a Webex Productivity Tools version earlier than WBS39.10.2 and edit meetings that were scheduled prior to January 10, 2020, then passwords will be applied to those edited meetings.

Join Experience

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 through the Webex Meetings mobile app, without requiring passwords. Users who enter the meeting number on the web page to join a meeting are required to enter passwords.

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

Other Password Settings

With the WBS39.10 update, site administrators cannot disable passwords for meetings, events, and training sessions if their site has enabled passwords for them.

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

The default passwords applied will be 11 or more characters, including mixed case, numbers, and special characters.