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Log into UW Zoom with a Shared NetID

Follow these steps if you are trying to log into UW Zoom using a Shared NetID. This procedure explains logging into a HIPAA-compliant UW Zoom account and a standard UW Zoom account.

Note: Using shared UW NetIDs is possible, but not recommended with Zoom. A host account can host only one meeting at a time. When a second user tries to log in and host a meeting on the same Zoom host account, the first user is automatically logged out. Using a NetID that is shared by several people may cause meeting time conflicts, resulting in potential meeting interruptions.

  1. Log out of all UW and Zoom websites.
  2. Quit the browser.
  3. Open a new browser session, making sure that you are not logged into any sites. 
  4. Go to http://washington.zoom.us. If you are trying to log into a HIPAA-compliant UW Zoom account, click HIPAA Sign In.
    HIPAA UW Zoom Account log in button

    If you are trying to log into a standard UW Zoom account, click Sign In.
    Sign in button for logging into a standard UW Zoom account
    Next, you should see the UW log in page.
    UW Weblogin page
  5. Enter the Shared UW NetID and password. 
  6. You should see your Zoom profile page. To confirm that you are logged into the correct Zoom account,  look at the personal meeting ID on the profile page.
    HIPAA-compliant Zoom account users
    : If you see something like “https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/YourMeetingIDnumbers” then you are logged into the correct UW Zoom HIPAA account. The links for UW Zoom HIPAA account meetings all begin with https://uw-phi.zoom.us/.Standard Zoom account users: If you see “https://washington.zoom.us/j/YourMeetingIDnumbers, then you are logged into the correct standard UW Zoom account. The links for standard UW Zoom account meetings all begin with https://washington.zoom.us/.
  7. On the same profile page, the user type should say ProIf so, you are logged in correctly and can proceed with unlimited meeting length and unlimited meetings.