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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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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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