Install and sign in

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

On this page:

Installing Zoom desktop client

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 https://zoom.us/download
  2. Click Zoom client for meetings
  3. Follow the prompts to install the software

Signing in from the Zoom desktop app

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

4. Enter “buffalo” for Your company domain and click Continue

Enter buffalo.

5. You will be taken to the UB Sign in screen. Enter your UBITName and password and click Sign In.

6. Authenticate with Duo

7. A Zoom web page will open, and a box will appear with an option to open Zoom. Click either open zoom.us or Launch Zoom

open zoom.

Signing in from the Zoom mobile app

1. Install and launch the Zoom mobile app for your device

2. Select SSO as your sign in option

3. Enter "buffalo" as the domain and click continue or go

open zoom.

4. You will be taken to the UB Sign in screen. Enter your UBITName and password and click Sign In.

5. Authenticate with Duo

5. Click Launch Zoom > Open if prompted

Signing in from the UB Zoom Web portal

The Zoom web portal gives you access to all of your Zoom profile settings and scheduling options.

1. Visit buffalo.zoom.us/signin

2. Click the Sign in button. 

open zoom.

3. You will be taken to the UB Sign in screen. Enter your UBITName and password and click Sign In.

4. Authenticate with Duo

Signing in from Zoom.us

If you go to zoom.us, do not enter your email address and password at the top of the page.

  1. Scroll down and click the Sign in with SSO button
  2. Enter "buffalo" as the domain and click Continue. 
  3. You will be taken to the UB Sign in screen. Enter your UBITName and password and click Sign In.
  4. Authenticate with Duo
zoom.

Login to watch a Zoom Recording

Most Zoom recordings require you to login with your UB account to view. When you click on the link Zoom will open a new window and ask you to login.

  1. Scroll down and click the Sign in with SSO button
  2. Enter "buffalo" as the domain and click Continue
  3. You will be taken to the UB Sign in screen. Enter your UBITName and password and click Sign In.
  4. Authenticate with Duo
zoom.

Common questions

How do I have Zoom start when I turn on my 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.

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