Install and login

Learn how to install Zoom on your computer and log in with SSO (Single sign-on, your UBITName and password).

Before you start

If you created a Zoom account with your email address before 3/18/20, you must switch it over >

Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings

Install (if necessary)

Before you can host a meeting with Zoom, you must have Zoom Client for Meetings installed. Your IT staff may have done this for you. If you are using a personally owned computer:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Zoom client for meetings
  3. Follow the prompts to install the software

Sign in

  1. Launch Zoom
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Click Sign In with SSO
Sign in with SSO.

4. Enter “buffalo” if prompted for a company domain

Enter buffalo.

5. Enter your UBITName and password on the login screen

Learn more: Zoom Client Settings

Have Zoom start when you turn on your computer

  • Windows: Go to the Zoom client and click on your profile picture at the top right, then click Settings. Click on General and then check the box that says Start Zoom when I start Windows
  • Mac: CTRL-click the Zoom app in the Dock, select Options > Open at Login.

Zoom Web portal

Sign in

  1. Visit
  2. Login with your UBITName and password

Upon sign in you will be taken to your Profile page.


  • Setting your profile picture (visible throughout the Zoom platform).
  • Editing your Personal Meeting ID/Personal Link
    • This is your personal dedicated virtual meeting space.  You can use it at any time or schedule it for future use.

After configuring your profile, we recommend going to the Meeting Settings tab to configure your preferences based on how you would like to conduct meetings. It's also a good time to visit your Security Settings.

Need help? Contact the UBIT Help Center or your departmental IT support.