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.
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.
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.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.41.
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
Incremental Features Summary
There are no incremental features to announce this week.
We've implemented SWA for the following Okta Verified application:
We've implemented SAML for the following Okta Verified applications:
We've added the following Mobile applications for use with Okta Mobility Management (OMM):
Bug numbers ending with an H are hotfixes. Hotfixes are typically deployed after the initial release.
Product Bug Fixes
The following issues are fixed:
App Integrations Fixes
The following SWA apps were not working correctly and are now fixed: