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

Briant Diehl 31 Reputation points

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://learn.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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  1. Jagadeesh-MSFT 331 Reputation points

    Posting the Answer for better knowledge

    Copying from comments

    Hi @Briant Diehl , Could you please check this document, it will explain allowing anonymous users to join meetings.

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  1. Kamil Zdanikowski 46 Reputation points

    @Briant Diehl 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.