Authenticating Zoom on your Windows or macOS computer

To use all the features of Zoom that are part of Northwestern's license, including the Zoom plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, you need to authenticate Zoom on your Windows or macOS computer.

  1. If you haven't already done so, download and install Zoom from
  2. Launch Zoom and click Sign In.
    Zoom sign-in or join meeting screen
  3. Below, click Sign In with SSO.
  4. In Your company domain, enter northwestern and click Continue.
    enter northwestern in Your company domain
  5. Choose "Use Another Account" 
    Pick account
  6. On the Microsoft splash page, enter and click Next.
    enter in the text field and click next
  7. On the Northwestern Online Passport, enter your NetID password where prompted and click Sign in.
    enter your netid password where prompted and click sign in
  8. Confirm your identity with Duo multi-factor authentication
    Zoom DUO
  9. You will know that you have logged into Zoom if your initials are in the upper right corner.

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or via email at

Keywords:application, installation, app   Doc ID:99173
Owner:Michael C.Group:Northwestern
Created:2020-03-20 09:28 CDTUpdated:2022-07-07 09:46 CDT
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