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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2016.43
Published: Oct 25, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2016.43 began deployment on October 26 and was redeployed on November 4, as Okta Preview Release 2016.44 was reverted to 2016.43. 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.

What's New

Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.43.

  • Do you customize the SMS text messages sent to your end users for MFA verification? Now you can localize into any of the 18 supported languages! For details, see Email and SMS Options.
  • It's now easier for mobile admins to specify if and when Android devices are wiped after end users exceed the maximum number of failed passcode attempts. (For Android for Work devices, only the Work profile is wiped.)

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    This is part of the improved Early Access (EA) Mobile Policies feature. To enable it, contact Okta Support. For details, see Configuring Android Platform Rules – EA.

  • Newly-added profile masters are now automatically placed at the bottom of the Profile Masters list instead of the top, as before. This avoids the unnecessary profile updates that occurred when a newly-added profile master had first priority.

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  • Client Access Policies for Microsoft Office 365 is now Generally Available (GA). This feature adds configuration options to policy rules that allow you to control access to Office 365 by specifying the client types to which the policy applies (Desktop, Mobile, or Web).

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    For more information, see Getting Started with Office 365 Client Access Policies.

  • Like org-level policies, app-level sign-on policies now allow you to specify a lifetime factor interval of six months.

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  • We've improved the help text in the Email Notifications panel to make it clearer that admin email settings are applied only to the admin account in which they are specified. For more information, see Account Settings.

  • To improve how Okta handles pushing countryCode attributes from Okta mastered profiles to Active Directory, we now default to a 0 (zero) value if the attribute is empty. This avoids interruptions to user provisioning that occur when the attribute is empty.

  • We have increased the number of IP addresses that you can add within the Network IP zones feature from 75 to 150.
  • We have Improved the performance of the EA New System Log.

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 have enhanced the following SWA applications:
  • The EventBoard app has been renamed and is now known as Teem.

  • The AlertLogic app's login URL has changed from http://invision.alertlogic.net to http://console.clouddefender.alertlogic.com.

  • We've added support for an EU instance of the BambooHR app.

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

  • AccuImage (OKTA-100108)

  • Bugcrowd (OKTA-75631)

  • Inkling (OKTA-90251)

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

  • Anthem (OKTA-104041)


​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-71615 – Assigning a minimum password age that exceeded Okta limits displayed an error message that showed inconsistent units of time.
  • OKTA-98501 – The Okta browser plugin did not offer to generate a random password on the change password page in the SuccessFactors app.
  • OKTA-99022 – The warning message that the browser plugin displays when users attempt to log in to an unknown org was unreadable for some languages.
  • OKTA-99643 – The Okta browser plugin for Internet Explorer (IE) version 5.7.0 did not automatically enter credentials in the sign-in page of non-OAN apps.
  • OKTA-100632 – Enrolling in Duo MFA when using a U2F token failed for end users in orgs with the New Okta Sign In Experience enabled.
  • OKTA-102850 – A push password error failed to display for OPP apps in the new System Log.
  • OKTA-103322 – Event field names in the expanded rows of the System Log displayed with inconsistent case.
  • OKTA-103392 – An error message appeared in the IE Console after users clicked the Okta plugin Save Password banner. Functionality was unaffected.
  • OKTA-104250 – The import safeguard message did not display correctly.
  • OKTA-104520 – During automatic reauthentication specified in an app Sign-On Policy rule, the initial query parameters were not preserved. This is now fixed for all orgs.

App Integrations Fixes

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

  • 8x8 Account Manager (OKTA-104783)

  • AAAS (OKTA-104183)

  • Chase Bank - Personal (OKTA-102110)

  • Citibank (OKTA-104981)

  • eTrade (OKTA-104742)

  • eWallet ADP (OKTA-102957)

  • HRMDirect (OKTA-104762)

  • SHRM Online (OKTA-104392)

  • Tech Data (OKTA-101459)

  • Zerto Support (OKTA-104387)

The following Mobile app was not working correctly and is now fixed:

  • CalPERS (OKTA-104239)