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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2016.03
Published: Jan 20, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.03 began deployment on January 21. 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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Okta Developer Platform Update

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

  • The Okta Users API now supports the authentication provider types FEDERATION and SOCIAL that validate users' password credentials. For more information, see Provider Object.
  • The Okta Sessions API now returns the login parameter in responses. For more information on session parameters, see Session Properties.

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
Reveal Password2016.012016.012016.012016.02
Sync Unique Password2016.012016.012016.012016.02
Simplified Addition of Apps to Dashboard2016.012016.012016.012016.02
Group-based Sign On Policies2015.48      –2015.48      –
Enhanced Automatic App Login (Plugin)2015.462015.46      –      –

Browser Plugin Update

Okta announces the General Availability (GA) of browser plugin version 5.5.1 for Windows Internet Explorer. This version provides support for automatically adding most non-OAN apps to the user's Okta Home Page through the browser. For details, see Browser Plugin Version History.

Application Integrations

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

  • Mindflash (OKTA-77867)

  • Saleshood (OKTA-77207)

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

  • Blackbaud (OKTA-77782)

  • BullsEye Telecom (OKTA-77951)

  • Conservice (OKTA-78152)

  • e-OSCAR (OKTA-77780)

  • Employers Choice Online (OKTA-77776)

  • Net Biscuits (OKTA-77779)

  • Pandora (OKTA-77771)

  • Parse (OKTA-77781)

  • Recovery Planner (OKTA-77777)

  • Staples Advantage (OKTA-77368)

  • Staples EWay (OKTA-77778)

  • Upwork (OKTA-77773)

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

  • Epocrates Online (OKTA-76970)


Bug Fixes

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

  • OKTA-69709 – Fixed an issue in which attributes for individuals appeared under group assignments for some legacy Universal Directory users.
  • OKTA-75854 – Fixed an issue in which users could not set up the United Health Care – Vision app under certain circumstances.
  • OKTA-76453 – Fixed unaligned UI text on the Delegated Authentication section of the Authentication page.
  • OKTA-77696 – Fixed an issue where assigning users to the Salesforce application resulted in a system error.
  • OKTA-77933 – Fixed an error that occurred when a user postponed a phone number update in Internet Explorer.

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

  • Airbnb (OKTA-78167)

  • DealerTrack (OKTA-78145)

  • DIRECTV (OKTA-77915)

  • Instagram (OKTA-77568)

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

  • ClickTime (OKTA-77757)

  • Vera (OKTA-77953)