Implications of Zoom Recording Attachments

Security implications

As opposed to other options in the marketplace, Confluence Plugin For Zoom Recordings allows embedding password-protected videos with a process that does not compromise the password used. Rather than prompting the user to type the recording password, the app lets the user authenticate with Zoom to download the recording.

Permissions implications

However, this process implies that the permissions for the recording change:

  • Before the recording is embedded, it can only be watched by users with a correct link and a password
  • After the recording is embedded, the video can be seen by any Confluence users with permission to view the page where the recording has been embedded.

If the embedded content is confidential or contains any type of sensitive information, you should consider restricting access to the Confluence page.

File size upload implications

Zoom recordings may exceed the default upload file size of 100 Mb for Confluence Cloud. If this becomes a problem, consider raising the limit. If you need an initial estimate of a reasonable upper limit, please note our internal tests have found that recordings as long as 4h can have a size of around 800 Mb.

While Zoom recordings are optimized in size, they should be attached to Confluence pages with caution. Attaching a high volume of recordings can take a toll on the performance of your Confluence Cloud instance.

Deinstalling the app on the Zoom Marketplace

  1. Login to your Zoom Account and navigate to the Zoom App Marketplace.
  2. Click Manage > Installed Apps or search for the Confluence Plugin For Zoom Recordings app.
  3. Click on the Confluence Plugin For Zoom Recordings app.
  4. Click Uninstall

When several links are embedded in edit mode before publishing, only the first embed link will display a preview. However, the published page should properly embed all links.