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Okta Preview Sandbox – 2016.05
Published: Feb 3, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.05 began deployment on February 4. For the latest information on our release schedule, see Current Release Status.

Check the version number at the bottom of your Okta Administrator page to see your current version. Clicking the version number takes you directly to the folder containing the release notes.

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New Features

  • We are pleased to announce we have added the ability to write back email and phone number attributes to Workday. Previously, Okta could not update Workday Attributes. With this new Writeback feature, Okta, Active Directory, and other Profile Masters can update Phone Number and Email Workday attributes. Note that no other Workday attributes are supported at this time. For more information, see Workday Provisioning.

    This is an Early Access (EA) feature; contact Okta Support to enable it.

  • We are also pleased to announce that YubiKey authentication is now Generally Available (GA). This leading-edge, token-based authentication option delivers a unique password every time it’s activated. For more information, see Using YubiKey Authentication.

    Additionally, we’ve enhanced two elements of our reporting for YubiKey. You can now sort report results and use date as a filter.

  • We have updated our Jobvite SAML app to use the following new endpoints:

    • Production environment: https://app.jobvite.com/TalentNetwork/action/saml
    • Staging environment: https://app-stg.jobvite.com/TalentNetwork/action/saml

Incremental Feature Summary

The following table summarizes features that are enabled incrementally. Links in the Feature column point to additional documentation for that feature, if available. After the feature is fully released, it is no longer tracked in this table. For release history of all features, see Features by Release.

New Orgs
New Orgs
Existing Orgs
Existing Orgs
Yubikey Authentication (GA)2016.052016.062016.052016.06
UD Integration with Zendesk (GA)2016.042016.052016.042016.05
Group-based Sign On Policies2015.48      –2015.48      –
Enhanced Automatic App Login (Plugin)2015.462015.46      –      –



We've implemented Provisioning for the Connected Data app. For more information, see Configuring Provisioning for Connected Data.


We've implemented SAML for the following Okta Verified applications:

  • eStratEx (OKTA-78304)

  • Observable Networks (OKTA-78065)

  • Pingboard (OKTA-79045)

  • VictorOps (OKTA-78270)

We've implemented SAML for the following Community Created applications:

  • brandworkz (OKTA-74214)


We've implemented SWA for the following Okta Verified applications:

  • ActivTrak (OKTA-77115)

  • Adobe (OKTA-78900)

  • AliMed (OKTA-77120)

  • Amazon DE (OKTA-79481)

  • Amazon UK (OKTA-78306)

  • Bitnami (OKTA-77116)

  • Brandfolder (OKTA-79488)

  • Club OS (OKTA-78478)

  • CoverMyMeds (OKTA-78771)

  • FitnessONE (OKTA-78479)

  • FollowMee (OKTA-77117)

  • Hover (OKTA-79493)

  • iPad Receptionist (OKTA-79473)

  • ISSUU (OKTA-77127)

  • KanbanFlow (OKTA-77112)

  • Leadercast (OKTA-77670)

  • LoanCare (OKTA-76947)

  • M&T Bank - Commercial Services

  • M&T Bank - Online Banking

  • National Journal (OKTA-79235)

  • NexTraq (OKTA-78482)

  • Orion Advisor (OKTA-77041)

  • PUB HTML5 (OKTA-79234)

  • Readme (OKTA-79477)

  • Republic Wireless (OKTA-75672)

  • Sugar CRM (OKTA-78789)

  • TermSync (OKTA-78483)

  • Thycotic (OKTA-78750)

  • vNOC (OKTA-77114)

  • Amazon DE (OKTA-79481)

  • Scotiabank (OKTA-75416)

We've added the following Mobile applications for use with Okta Mobility Management (OMM):

  • Instacart (OKTA-75780)

  • Jet.com (OKTA-77113)

  • JIRA (Atlassian) (OKTA-69483)

  • Mergermarket (OKTA-79523)

  • Scotiabank (OKTA-75416)

  • ST Math (OKTA-79506)

Bug Fixes

Bug numbers ending with an H are hotfixes. Hotfixes are generally deployed after the initial release.

  • OKTA-68590 – Fixed an issue where in some cases synchronizing a null-value attribute in Active Directory did not update correctly in Okta.
  • OKTA-75381 – Improved the error message displayed when an admin deletes an assigned YubiKey.
  • OKTA-75864 – Improved our Microsoft Office 365 granular license naming conventions by including more SKU information.
  • OKTA-77625 – Fixed an issue that caused importing from the JIRA On-Premises SAML agent to fail.
  • OKTA-77665 – Fixed an issue where deprovisioned users were still able to log in to their org following an import.
  • OKTA-78047 – Fixed an issue in which certain app tabs and pages appeared blank for Read-Only admins.
  • OKTA-78185 – Fixed an issue in which Radius users were not prompted for MFA when a Sign On policy was enabled.
  • OKTA-78393 – Fixed an error that prevented logging in to the Template SAML 1.1 Controller app using the SSO URL.
  • OKTA-78536 – Fixed an issue in which migrating from a Legacy MFA policy to a new one failed to prompt for the required MFA factor.
  • OKTA-78710 – Fixed an issue in which the Show More button did not appear in some multi-screen lists.
  • OKTA-79246 – Fixed an issue that caused Active Directory user account creation from Okta to fail. 
  • OKTA-79307 – Fixed an issue in the Add/Edit Identity Provider dialog box in which the contents of the Filter username field failed to clear when the Only allow usernames that match defined RegEx Pattern checkbox was deselected.

The following SWA apps were not working correctly and are now fixed:

  • American Express CAR (OKTA-78895)

  • eOriginal (OKTA-77145)

  • Experian (OKTA-77161)

  • GoSystem Tax RS (OKTA-79035)

  • JobScore (OKTA-76946)

  • Merrill Datasite (OKTA-79069)

  • Pivotal Academy (OKTA-78563)

  • Retirement Account Access (OKTA-79032)

  • Spotify (OKTA-78762)

  • TD Bank Commercial Card

  • Vistaprint (OKTA-79115)

The following SAML app was not working correctly and is now fixed:

  • Envoy (OKTA-77768)