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Okta Preview Sandbox – 2016.12
Published: Mar 22, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.12 began deployment on March 23. 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 have updated the Litmos application to Skip first login for users. As a result, Litmos users no longer see a Welcome screen along with the task to complete their profile when they log in from Okta.

    As a part of this enhancement we have also added support for Account Owner Access level for the Litmos app. To take advantage of this option, you have to create a new instance of the Litmos app in your Okta org. If this is not acceptable, contact Okta Support and ask them to update your Litmos app and add Account Owner Access level. For more information about configuring user provisioning for Litmos, see Litmos Provisioning.

  • Occasionally, Okta enters maintenance mode to upgrade its infrastructure. During such periods the platform is in a read-only mode for up to 15 minutes and functionality is limited. Okta now notifies administrators in advance about planned read-only periods by displaying a banner on the Admin home page, when feasible. For more information, see Read-only Mode

iOS Support

On March 1, 2016, Okta discontinued support for iOS 7.x. Okta Customer Support will no longer investigate issues related to iOS 7. For more details see Okta Mobile and Okta Verify Supported Versions. To learn about Okta’s version support information, see our new Supported Configurations page.

Okta Developer Platform

Documentation for the Okta Developer Platform is available at http://developer.okta.com.

Incremental Features 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
Enhanced Automatic App Login (Plugin)2015.462015.46      –      –
Attribute Level Mastering (GA)2016.112016.112016.112016.12 - 2016.13
Group Membership Rules (GA)2016.112016.112016.112016.12 - 2016.13

Agent Update

Okta announces the Early Access (EA) release of the Okta Java LDAP Agent version 5.3.3. This version fixes an issue in which Office 365 users were deprovisioned following an LDAP import. For agent version history, see Java LDAP Agent Version History. To obtain this EA release, contact Okta Support.



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

  • Deputy (OKTA-78745)

  • eLeaP (OKTA-82169)

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

  • BamSEC (OKTA-81662)

  • Bannersnack (OKTA-83467)

  • FlightStats (OKTA-80881)

  • freedcamp (OKTA-83698)

  • Solgenia OnePortalQ

  • Strikingly (OKTA-81554)

  • Swiftype (OKTA-81661)

  • TicketCity (OKTA-83907)

  • UpToDate (OKTA-83469)

  • Woodpecker (OKTA-83471)

  • YouCanBook.me

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

  • AppDynamics (OKTA-83887)

  • AppDynamics (Company Login)

  • Brivo (OKTA-83890)

  • Career Builder (OKTA-81239)

  • Citi Private Bank (OKTA-83624)

  • Clari (OKTA-83894)

  • eTrade (OKTA-69475)

  • GoToWebinar (OKTA-83892)

  • GSMA (OKTA-78582)

  • IQBoxy (OKTA-81666)

  • magicJack (OKTA-77087)

  • Munchery (OKTA-83884)

  • Oomnitza (OKTA-84311)

  • Oracle Tap (OKTA-82727)

  • RingCentral (UK)

  • RingCentral (OKTA-84165)

  • Skytap (OKTA-83889)

  • Splunk (OKTA-83866)

  • Toodledo (OKTA-84190)

  • Tumblr (OKTA-83927)

  • UKForex (OKTA-84304)

  • United Health Care

  • UpToDate (OKTA-84178)

  • Virgin Pulse (OKTA-83589)

  • When I Work (OKTA-83883)

  • Xactly (OKTA-71227)

  • XSellco (OKTA-83591)

Bug Fixes

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

The following issues are fixed:

  • OKTA-81591 – Setting the path to a parent folder for personal folders in Box failed.
  • OKTA-81948 – Lack of pagination caused the import of large numbers of users from DocuSign to fail. 
  • OKTA-82758 – Using the forgot password link on the LDAP login page failed.
  • OKTA-83397 – Users attempting to enroll a Duo U2F token appeared to have enrolled successfully, but were then returned to the Duo Setup page. 
  • OKTA-83957 – Some end users were unable to use SMS to reset a forgotten password.
  • OKTA-84291H – The Country attribute is now viewable for the Salesforce app via the Add Attribute functionality within the Profile Editor.

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

  • CareerBuilder (OKTA-81221)

  • ConnectWise (OKTA-83874)

  • ESPN (OKTA-79026)

  • Flickr (OKTA-83171)

  • iTunes Connect (OKTA-82175)

  • ToodleDo (OKTA-84177)

  • Tumblr (OKTA-83645)

  • Verizon Wireless