|Summary||Discourse Zoom empowers Discourse administrators and users with a paid Zoom subscription to schedule, manage, and participate in Zoom webinars directly from their Discourse platform.|
|Install Guide||How to install plugins in Discourse|
This plugin integrates Zoom webinars into a Discourse instance. Zoom webinars can be associated with topics, Discourse users can register for webinars and join them when they start.
Due to Zoom deprecating JWT authentication, as of August 1st 2023, the plugin’s authentication mechanism has changed from JWT (now deprecated, Zoom will remove on September 1st) to Server-to-Server OAuth. Existing users of the plugin need to update their settings.
- When a Zoom webinar starts, the “Register” button automatically switches to “Join”, and clicking it launches the webinar using the Zoom SDK in a dedicated endpoint inside your Discourse community
- Automatically reminds webinar registrants N minutes before the event (N is configurable in the plugin settings, by default reminders are turned off)
- Administrators can add panelists to a webinar in Discourse
- Administrators can add a link to video recordings of the webinar in Discourse, which is then displayed to users after the event has ended
- Zoom event hosts and panelists are associated with Discourse user accounts
To use the Discourse Zoom plugin, you first need to install it in your Discourse instance and configure it with your Zoom Server-to-Server OAuth app credentials. Once the plugin is set up, you can create a new Zoom webinar by creating a new topic and associating it with the webinar. Users can then register for the webinar directly from the topic.
To get started, you’ll need to create a Server-to-Server OAuth app in the Zoom Marketplace.
You can install the plugin in your Discourse instance by following the instructions here.
Once the plugin is installed, go to your Discourse settings and check the
zoom enabled checkbox. Then, copy and paste the
zoom s2s account id,
zoom s2s client id, and
zoom s2s client secret site settings from your app’s credentials tab.
Under the Feature tab of your Zoom Server-to-Server OAuth app, enable event subscriptions. Under Event Types, load the Webinar tab and check all the events in it. If you can’t see
webinar permissions, check how to enable permissions.
Event notification endpoint URL to
validate then click on
Under the App Credentials tab in your Meeting SDK App, copy and paste the
Client ID/ SDK key into the
zoom sdk key field, and the
Client Secret/SDK secret into the
zoom sdk secret field.
Next, under the App Credentials, you will find the
Redirect URL for OAuth and the
Add Allow List. Copy and paste the following link
Go to the SDK Activation tab and in the
Add URL, copy and paste the provided URL in your browser to activate the SDK app. Currently, we don’t use the provided OAuth by the Meeting SDK, but setting it up is required.
Make sure your app is activated. To do this, click on
Manage and check the
The plugin only works with webinars that do not require registration in Zoom.
Due to deprecations in the Zoom API, old instances of the plugin will need to be configured following the steps mentioned in this post.
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