Zoom allows us to use their Desktop Client which some feel is more convenient for setting up and managing Zoom Meetings. However, there is some confusion as to how to sign-in to Zoom's Desktop Client. Using the following steps, you should be able to access your Zoom account via Single Sign-on (SSO).


Open your Zoom desktop client. If you do not have it (the desktop client automatically gets downloaded when you first joined a Zoom meeting), you can download it here: https://zoom.us/download and choose the first download option.

If you plan on using the mobile app, please download it from the App Store/Play Store first. Otherwise, the steps are very similar.


On the right-hand side, there is an option titled "Sign In with SSO". Click on that.


Zoom will ask you for the company domain name. For us, it is "canisius", all lowercase. When you have typed that in, hit continue.


Your web-browser will open up and may ask how you want to open the Zoom link. Make sure Zoom Meetings is selected and then click on Open Link.


You may see the familiar Canisius Login screen; sign-in as you normally would. If you are already signed-in to your Canisius College account before this, Zoom will automatically sign you in.

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