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BriantDiehl-2717 asked OndejMusil-5225 commented

Why can't my anonymous users bypass the lobby in an online Microsoft Teams meeting?

When I create online meetings through the graph api, I want to enable my anonymous users to be able to bypass the lobby and start the meeting without having the organizer present.

Following the documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/resources/onlinemeeting), you can see that there are properties that specify how to bypass the lobby and enter the meeting, and I have those properties in the body of my request like this

RequestType: POST
RequestUrl: https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/{userId}/onlineMeetings

{
    "allowedPresenters": "everyone",
    "lobbyBypassSettings": {
        "isDialInBypassEnabled": true,
        "scope": "everyone",
    },
    "startDateTime": "some start time",
    "subject": "some subject"
}

However, my users are still unable to enter a meeting without the organizer.
Anonymous users, upon clicking the online meeting link and joining the meeting are met with this message: We've let people in the meeting know you're waiting.

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adding right tags/teams to assist.

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Hi @BriantDiehl-2717, Could you please check this document, it will explain allowing anonymous users to join meetings.


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JagadeeshLankiReddy-5847 answered BriantDiehl-2717 commented

Posting the Answer for better knowledge

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Hi @BriantDiehl-2717, Could you please check this document, it will explain allowing anonymous users to join meetings.


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I'm going to accept this as the answer, though it seems silly that the method documented in the api to accomplish this is completely useless and misleading. I hope the api docs can be updated to more accurately guide developers to this answer, or that the the api can be updated to work as currently documented.

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KamilZdanikowski-9665 answered OndejMusil-5225 commented

@BriantDiehl-2717 did it work for you?

I'm trying to achieve the same thing and even after setting lobbyBypassSettings' scope to "everyone" and allowing anonymous users to join meetings via teams admin center they still cannot join when organizer is not present.

It happens even with the invited users. They cannot bypass lobby unless organizer is present.

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Yes, this worked for me. However, it didn't work right away, even after I logged in to teams as an administrator and updated the settings to allow anonymous users. I think I saw somewhere in the documentation that it can take up to 2 days for these changes to propagate. I updated the settings on a Friday and when I came back to it on Monday it was working for me.

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Hi @KamilZdanikowski-9665, have you found the sollution?

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