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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2016.41
Published: Oct 11, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.41 began deployment on October 12. 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. 

Special Announcements

Deprecation Announcement for iOS 8

Okta will end support for iOS 8 on November 13, 2016. When support for this version ends, existing end users will not be affected. Users attempting new installs on iOS 8 will see a notice stating that their OS version is no longer supported. After November 13th, Okta will chiefly support iOS versions 9.x and 10.x. For details on this version and our mobile support policy, see Okta Mobile and Okta Verify Supported Versions.

We're Auto-Enabling the New Okta Sign-In Experience

The New Okta Sign-In Experience currently is available to all orgs which have chosen to enable it in Settings > Appearance > Sign-In Configuration. If you have not done so already, we recommend that you enable the feature now to let your users become familiar with it. Beginning November 15, 2016 Okta will enable the feature automatically for all new and existing Preview orgs that have not enabled it already.

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The New Okta Sign-In Experience has been Generally Available (GA) for the past two quarters and is currently in use by hundreds of Okta customers. For more information about this feature, see New Okta Sign-In Experience.

Important Notice for AD Integrations Using Federated Profiles

If your Okta Active Directory (AD) integration uses Federated Profiles, you should update to the latest GA version of the Okta AD agent. Beginning April 21, 2016, Okta automatically migrated all orgs that use the Federated Profiles option to the Okta enhanced AD integration, which requires agent version 3.0.8 or higher. If your Okta AD agent is earlier than version 3.0.8, following the migration your organization may experience inconsistent behavior, including loss of groups and group memberships.

To identify orgs running Federated Profiles, see Determining Your AD Integration Type.

For download and installation instructions, see Installing and Configuring the Active Directory Agent.

Note: If you run multiple Okta AD agents, upgrade all agents on your domain servers to the same version. Running different versions of the AD agent can cause all of them to function at the level of your oldest agent.

What's New

Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.41.

  • When traffic in your org reaches 90% of its configured limit, we now display an early rate limit alert in the System Log. For more information, see Rate Limiting in the Okta Developer Platform documentation.

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  • The Okta Expression Language contains a new function to replace strings: String.replace. For more information, see String Functions in the Okta Developer Platform documentation.

  • We have increased the maximum graphic file size to 10MB in iOS .ipa files. For more about private apps, see Private App Store.

Browser Plugin Update

We have updated the plugin for the Internet Explorer (IE) browser to version 5.9.0 for EA users. This version provides performance and security enhancements. To obtain this release, contact Okta Support. For version history, see Browser Plugin Version History.

Platform Release Notes

Changes to the platform for this release are published in the Platform Release Notes on http://developer.okta.com.

Incremental Features Summary

There are no incremental features to announce this week.

Application Updates

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

  • Ooyala Backlot (OKTA-102924)


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

  • Base CRM SAML (OKTA-68632)

  • EZOfficeinventory (OKTA-96388)

  • Favro (OKTA-103101)

  • Simppler (OKTA-103100)

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

  • Adobe (OKTA-96703)

  • Google Apps (OKTA-102687)


​Bug Fixes

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

Product Bug Fixes

The following issues are fixed:

  • OKTA-84276 – Admins could not provision orgs containing a combination of Enterprise IT and Platform SKUs.
  • OKTA-99043 – In certain circumstances, signing in to Okta Mobile failed during multifactor authentication.
  • OKTA-99195 – When Group Push failed, new, unpushed memberships were left in an invalid state.
  • OKTA-100739 – In some cases, the user status was not updated correctly in Concur.
  • OKTA-100839 – Attempting to upload an encryption certificate failed when using the App Wizard.
  • OKTA-101578 – Security questions in the Sign-In and enrollment screens always appeared in English regardless of the default language.
  • OKTA-102332 – In orgs with the new EA mobile policies enabled, the actual maximum failed sign-in attempts was set to two when zero was specified in the iOS Passcode Requirements
  • OKTA-102685 – Group admin assignments were not removed from deleted groups.
  • OKTA-103236 – The stringSwitch function in the Okta Expression Language evaluated some strings incorrectly.
  • OKTA-103518 – The Divide mobile email app failed to open after downloading a new version of the app.

App Integrations Fixes

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

  • Cradlepoint NetCloud (OKTA-103558)

  • Flurry (OKTA-103562)

  • Google Apps (OKTA-103103)

  • Intuit Quickbase without
    SubDomain (OKTA-103306)

  • Kemper Specialty (OKTA-102812)

  • Kenshoo (OKTA-103062)

  • Raken (OKTA-89710)

  • SuccessFactors (OKTA-101534)