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Admin assigned co host role

My organization is requesting the capability to administratively assign specific users as a co host. That way these people are co host in any meeting regardless of the host meeting they are joining, these users would be considered super users. The purpose is so people, administratively designated co host role can help moderate the meeting without the host having to assign them cohost capabilities prior to the meeting or during the meeting.

  • Guest
  • Feb 4 2021
  • Need more info
  • Guest commented
    11 Oct, 2022 11:33pm

    Without wanting to have the admin automatically made co-host, we have had situations where it would be useful for the admin to pull up the host key for a meeting.

    For example, we had a situation recently where some participants' mics needed to be muted, but the host was not responding and could not be contacted. As the admin, I was asked if I could jump in and take control, however there was no means by which I could assume a co-host role as I hadn't been sent the key.

    Not a common occurrence, and I understand there could be security concerns for organisations holding confidential meeting, but it would be useful.

  • Guest commented
    10 Aug, 2021 04:43pm

    I can see where this would be helpful if a VP schedules the meeting, but would like to give permissions to a co-host to join the meeting and record.

  • Fabio Reguzzoni commented
    19 Feb, 2021 07:56am

    In many organizations the autonomous use of webex is a consequence not a necessity for privacy reasons. Many educational institutions have transferred their training activities to remote teaching systems, but teachers are not experts in these tools nor do they have confidentiality requirements towards local platform administrators, whom they typically trust and from whom they would like to have support in the simplest way possible.
    Preventive invitations as co-hosts, invitations during the event, election as host, even just the identification of the meeting in progress are often problematic and involve delays in intervention times and problem solving especially in institutions with hundreds of parallel meetings ( think of the multitude of parallel university courses).

    An immediate access to meetings (and events) for the local admins, with the role of co-host, possibly reported in a graphic manner to the owner of the room (as currently implemented for the unmute functionality) would guarantee rapid intervention and the support required by the end users

  • Gautam Gupta commented
    18 Feb, 2021 07:30pm

    Need to better understand this ask. This ask is a big red flag from security and privacy perspective.

  • Guest commented
    5 Feb, 2021 05:23pm

    I agree