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Efficiently schedule Zoom meetings in 2023 using new Server-to-Server OAuth or OAuth app types with Laravel. Seamlessly integrate Zoom functionality into your application

Step 1: Set up a Zoom App

  1. Go to the Zoom Developer Portal (https://marketplace.zoom.us) and sign in with your Zoom account or create a new account if you don’t have one.
  2. Click on “Build App” in the top right corner.
  3. Choose the app type you want to create. For scheduling meetings, select “Server-to-Server OAuth” as the app type.
  4. Fill in the required information for your app, such as the name, description, and company details.
  5. Once your app is created, you will receive a “Client ID” and “Client Secret.” Keep these credentials safe as you will need them later.

Step 2: Install Required Libraries

  1. Install the Guzzle HTTP client library to make HTTP requests to the Zoom API:
  2. Install the Guzzle HTTP client library to make HTTP requests to the Zoom API:

Step 3: Configure .env File

Add the following lines to your .env file and fill in the values with your Zoom credentials:

ZOOM_CLIENT_ID=your_zoom_client_id
ZOOM_CLIENT_SECRET=your_zoom_client_secret
ZOOM_ACCOUNT_EMAIL=your_zoom_account_email

Step 4: Create a Controller for Zoom Meeting Scheduling

Create a new controller using the following command:

php artisan make:controller ZoomMeetingController

Step 5: Implement the Scheduling Logic in the Controller

In the ZoomMeetingController.php file, implement the logic to schedule a Zoom meeting using cURL:

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use GuzzleHttp\Client;
use App\Mail\MeetingInvitationMail;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;
class ZoomMeetingController extends Controller
{
    public function showForm()
    {
        return view('zoom-meeting');
    }

    public function scheduleMeeting(Request $request)
    {
        // Process the form submission and schedule the Zoom meeting
        // Retrieve form inputs from $request
        $startDateTime = $request->input('start_date') . ' ' . $request->input('start_time');
        
        $topic = $request->topic;
        $duration = $request->duration;
        $chatId = $request->chatID;
        $token = $this->getZoomAccessToken();

        // Example code to create a meeting using the Zoom API
        $client = new Client();
        $response = $client->post('https://api.zoom.us/v2/users/me/meetings', [
            'headers' => [
                'Authorization' => 'Bearer ' . $token,
                'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
            ],
            'json' => [
                'topic' => $request->input('topic'),
                'start_time' => date('Y-m-d\TH:i:s', strtotime($startDateTime)),
                'duration' => $request->input('duration'),
                'settings' => [
                    'host_video' => true,
                    'participant_video' => true,
                    'mute_upon_entry' => true,
                ],
                'agenda' => $topic,
                'recurrence' => [
                    'type' => 1,
                    'repeat_interval' => 1,
                    'weekly_days' => '1',
                    'end_times' => $duration,
                ],
                'settings' => [
                    'host_video' => true,
                    'participant_video' => true,
                 ],
               
             ],
        ]);
    
        $responseData = json_decode($response->getBody(), true);

        if ($response->getStatusCode() === 201) {
            // Meeting created successfully
            $joinUrl = $responseData['join_url'];
            $meetingId = $responseData['id'];
            $passcode = $responseData['password'];
       
            // Return a response or redirect as needed
            return redirect()->back()->with('success', 'Zoom meeting scheduled successfully!');

        } else {
            // Meeting creation failed, handle the error scenario
            return redirect()->back()->with('error', 'Failed to schedule Zoom meeting.');

        }
    
      
        // Return a response or redirect as needed
    }


    private function getZoomAccessToken()
    {
      

        $curl = curl_init();

        curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
        CURLOPT_URL => 'https://zoom.us/oauth/token?grant_type=account_credentials&account_id='.env('ZOOM_ACCOUNT_ID'),
        CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
        CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
        CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
        CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
        CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
        CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
        CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
        CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
            'Authorization:'. 'Basic ' . base64_encode(env('ZOOM_CLIENT_ID') . ':' . env('ZOOM_CLIENT_SECRET')),
            'Cookie: _zm_mtk_guid=d23df74c2a9d4765b5a94142dc2d87d0'
        ),
        ));

        $response = curl_exec($curl);

        curl_close($curl);
       
        $responseData = json_decode($response, true);
        
        return $responseData['access_token'];
    }
    
}

Step 6: Create a Blade View for Scheduling Form

Create a Blade view file where users can input the meeting details and schedule the meeting. For example, you can create schedule-meeting.blade.php in the resources/views directory:

<form action="{{ route('zoom.schedule') }}" method="post">
    @csrf
    <label for="topic">Meeting Topic:</label>
    <input type="text" name="topic" required><br>

    <label for="start_date">Start Date:</label>
    <input type="date" name="start_date" required><br>

    <label for="start_time">Start Time:</label>
    <input type="time" name="start_time" required><br>

    <label for="duration">Duration (in minutes):</label>
    <input type="number" name="duration" required><br>

    <button type="submit">Schedule Zoom Meeting</button>
</form>

Step 7: Define Routes

In the routes/web.php file, define a route to handle the form submission:

use App\Http\Controllers\ZoomMeetingController;

Route::post('/schedule-zoom-meeting', [ZoomMeetingController::class, 'scheduleMeeting'])->name('zoom.schedule');

Step 8: Run the Application

Now, run your Laravel application using the php artisan serve command and visit the page where you have the scheduling form. Fill in the meeting details and click the “Schedule Zoom Meeting” button. The meeting will be scheduled using the Zoom API, and the join URL will be returned.

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