Amazon Chime adds new policies to govern meeting access

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Amazon Chime provides new access policy options for organizers to use when scheduling their meetings. Organizers need the flexibility to balance confidentiality and security while continuing to offer easy join options for experienced and first-time Amazon Chime users. The new options allow the organizer to restrict or allow user access based on the attendee’s Amazon Chime registration status including verified email address and company affiliation. Organizers can also restrict attendees from joining the meeting using in-room video systems or dialing in.

While passcodes might prevent bad actors from randomly gaining access to a meeting, meeting IDs and passwords can be easily distributed and used by attendees outside of the meeting’s intended audience. Amazon Chime organizers now have the power to restrict access, even if the meeting ID and passcode may have been forwarded or compromised.

The new meeting join options combined with meeting controls such as Event Mode, Meeting Lock, and Remove Attendee allow organizers and their delegates to manage a broad range of meeting scenarios while offering IT teams the management and cost efficiencies of deploying a single solution for internal and external collaboration. For an overview of the security of Amazon Chime, please see our blog post: Understanding Security in the Amazon Chime Application and SDK.

To find out more about this new feature, see the release notes on the Amazon Chime Help Center and the Amazon Chime User Guide.