Okta Preview Release 2016.47 began deployment on November 22. 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.
Apple iOS 10 Upgrade Impact on Okta Mobility Management Password Sync
If you’re using Okta Mobility Management (OMM) to configure Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) profiles, a known issue has been introduced that affects OMM’s ability to perform Password Sync for EAS profile updates on iOS devices. For details and workarounds, see Known Issue: iOS10 upgrade impacts Okta Mobility Management (OMM) Password Sync.
Okta Mobile Connect
The latest updates to Box (v 3.8.9) and Workday (v 2016.41.156.401708) mobile apps have allowed for compatibility with Okta Mobile Connect (OMC), an Okta flow that enables SSO for native mobile apps. As a result, Okta will re-enable OMC, for Box and Workday only, on November 28th. Other apps previously using OMC will remain disabled until vendors fix the existing issues related to Apple iOS 10 compatibility. For details and a workaround for end users who do not upgrade to the latest versions, see Known Issue: Apple iOS update causes failure in Okta Mobile Connect.
Deprecation Announcement for iOS 8
Okta support for iOS 8 ended on November 13, 2016. Existing end users are not affected. Users attempting new installations 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 began enabling the feature automatically for all new production orgs and all new and existing preview orgs and 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.
Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.47.
We have modified the phased GA rollout of the Internet Explorer (IE) browser plugin that we began on November 14, 2016 to promote plugin version 5.9.2 as the latest GA rollout candidate. Like the previous release, this release also provides performance and security enhancements. Okta strongly recommends that you install the plugin if prompted to do so. If you have any questions or concerns following the upgrade, contact Okta Support. For plugin version history, see Browser Plugin Version History.
Platform Release Notes
Incremental Features Summary
There are no incremental features to announce this week.
We've enhanced the following application integrations:
We've implemented SWA for the following Okta Verified applications:
We've implemented SAML for the following Okta Verified applications:
We've added the following Mobile application for use with Okta Mobility Management (OMM):
We've changed Signature/Digest algorithms from SHA1 to SHA256 for the following SAML app:
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:
The following SAML app was not working correctly and is now fixed: