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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2016.19
Published: May 10, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Okta Preview Release 2016.19 began deployment on May 11. 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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Version numbers indicate the year and week of the year that releases are pushed to orgs. For example, release 2016.02 was pushed the second week of 2016. The week numbers follow the ISO Week Date convention. 

New Product Features​

Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all preview organizations with this release.
  • The Okta new sign-in experience is now Generally Available (GA). The new sign-in experience delivers a new look for end users and several new admin features, including the ability to add custom background images to your sign-in flows. To enable it for your org, go to Settings > Appearance > Sign-In Configuration. For more information, see New Okta Sign-In Experience

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    Availability: This feature is available in release 2016.19 for new preview and production organizations.

  • Okta has enhanced the SMS option with the ability to customize the message received by end users. As with email templates, you can create a variable-enhanced SMS message to update forgotten passwords or unlock Okta accounts. For details on how to customize your SMS message, see Using the Okta Settings Page.

New Platform Features

Note: You can find platform documentation and other developer resources at http://developer.okta.com.

New Universal Directory Schema for Social Authentication

The Universal Directory (UD) schema for all social authentication providers has been updated. The mapping template for the new profile schema has also been updated.

Incremental Features Summary

The following table summarizes features that are enabled incrementally. Links in this table go to the release notes in which the feature was initially announced. 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
New Sign-in Experience2016.192016.19
Smartsheet UD Integration2016.182016.182016.182016.19
Workday Import Performance Improvement 2016.182016.182016.18 (5/9)2016.20-2016.22

Agent Update

The Java LDAP Agent version 5.3.4 is released for Early Access (EA) users. This release adds a diagnostic message for use by Okta engineering. To obtain this version, contact Okta Support. For agent version history, see Java LDAP Agent Version History.

Application Updates


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

  • ScaleFT (OKTA-86100)


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

  • Adobe Reseller Console

  • MexiPass (OKTA-88876)

  • TD eTreasury (OKTA-88223)

  • Tumblr Blog Authorization

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

  • Dropbox EMM (OKTA-87245)

  • Google Docs (OKTA-86213)

  • Google PDF Viewer (OKTA-86212)

  • Google Sheets (OKTA-86216)

  • Google Slides (OKTA-86217)

  • Indiegogo (OKTA-88030)

  • Microsoft Office OneDrive (OKTA-87221)

Bug Fixes

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

Product Bug Fixes

The following issues are fixed:

  • OKTA-79857 – The Transform username value in Authentication Settings for Identity Providers had validation issues.
  • OKTA-83497 – Invitations for the Yammer app were sent in error.
  • OKTA-86787 – The new sign-in experience prevented end users from unlocking their Okta accounts using their email address.
  • OKTA-86944 – Installation of apps on iOS mobile devices sometimes failed.
  • OKTA-87047 – Profile mappings were not pushed to Office 365 when the Default provisioning type was selected in an app instance.
  • OKTA-87152 – In orgs with the new sign-in experience enabled, save password banners continued to display even though the browser plugin was configured to block them.
  • OKTA-88251 – In some cases, the immutableID mapping was removed after a UD profile migration.
  • OKTA-88263 – The tooltip for the OMM Passcode Policy option was unclear. 
  • OKTA-88819 – In Active Directory (AD), enabling the group password policy feature caused password policies to fail during provisioning.
  • OKTA-88923 – The policy rules dropdown menu incorrectly displayed Anywhere for user location instead of On or Off network.
  • OKTA-88939 – Admins could not import users from AD under certain circumstances.
  • OKTA-88973 – Box provisioning jobs did not always complete successfully.

Platform Bug Fixes

The following issues are fixed:
  • OKTA-79857 – The IdP usernameTemplate in Okta Expression Language (EL) expressions had validation issues.
  • OKTA-86512 – Some calls to /api/v1/users/{id}/factors returned a SIGN_ON_DENIED error.
  • OKTA-88417 – For some older branded login pages, the Last Login value in the Usage Report wasn’t updated for logins sent via the API.

App Integrations Fixed

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

  • ADP Run (OKTA-88099)

  • Ahrefs Link Manager (OKTA-88611)

  • CAFCU (OKTA-88609)

  • Chase Loan Manager (OKTA-88610)

  • iCloud (OKTA-88189)

  • Mongo Lab (OKTA-88496)

  • NetExam Learner Student
    Login (OKTA-88615)

  • Nexonia (OKTA-88816)

  • TransAmerica 401K Diversified
    Direct (OKTA-88612)