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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2016.42
Published: Oct 18, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.42 began deployment on October 20. 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 2016.42.

  • Okta's updated WiFi configuration allows you to create multiple WiFi profiles and assign them to OMM-enrolled mobile devices so that users are no longer limited to just one WiFi profile per device. It also adds support for the WPA/WPA2 Enterprise protocol. For details, see WiFi Profiles.

    This is an Early Access (EA) feature. To enable it, contact Okta Support. When enabled, WiFi settings move from Security > Policies to Devices > WiFi.

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  • Our Android for Work (AfW) integration with Okta Mobility Management (OMM) is now Generally Available (GA). The integration combines AfW's advanced security features with Okta’s provisioning and enterprise mobility management capabilities. For more feature details, see About Android for Work. For configuration information, see Setting Up Android for Work.

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

    Note: This item was originally documented in the 2016.41 Preview release notes.

  • Support for the Hungarian and Romanian languages for the end user experience is now available to all customers in Beta format. You can select the default language preference for your entire org, and your end users can select a different language preference for their own experience. The end user's preference overrides the language set for the org. For more information, see Setting Language Preferences.

  • The OpenID Connect ID Token panel is moved to the Sign On tab, as shown below. This affects customers using the EA OIDC feature.

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  • The Tasks, Delve, and Video options are now available in the General tab for the Office 365 app. Also, the Sites option has been renamed SharePoint Online.

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  • The New Okta Sign In page now resizes automatically to display correctly on small browser windows.

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  • The gray Okta app name no longer appears in search results on end-user dashboards.

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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

The Facebook@Work app is now named Workplace@Facebook.

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

  • Ambassador (OKTA-103436)

  • Zang OnEsna (OKTA-103588)

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

  • Front (OKTA-99870)

  • Newsweaver (OKTA-67806)

  • Zylo (OKTA-97526)

We've implemented SAML for the following Community Created applications:

  • Applitools (OKTA-100109)


​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-95176 – When blocked by the password policy settings, users received incorrect error messages when attempting an anonymous self-service password reset.
  • OKTA-98940 – During automatic reauthentication specified in an app Sign-On Policy rule, the initial query parameters were not preserved.
  • OKTA-100228 – Changes to SAML Issuer IDs were not shown in the SAML setup instructions.
  • OKTA-101446 – Some large imports caused a timeout error.
  • OKTA-101856 – Some text on the end user Settings page had slight localization errors in the Czech and Italian languages.
  • OKTA-104737 – Importing new users failed in some orgs configured with Android for Work.

App Integrations Fixes

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

  • 99designs (OKTA-103800)

  • Anthem (OKTA-103643)

  • HubSpot (OKTA-101298)

  • Paylocity Web Pay (OKTA-95554)

  • ViaWest Client Center (OKTA-103412)

  • Wells Fargo – Personal (OKTA-102635)

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

  • Doodle (OKTA-104034)