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Okta Preview Sandbox – Release 2017.04
Published: Jan 25, 2017   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Release 2017.04 began deployment on January 26. 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 usually indicate the year and week of the year when releases are pushed to orgs. For example, release 2017.02 was pushed the second week of 2017. The week numbers follow the ISO Week Date convention. 

Special Announcement

New Okta Sign-In Experience to be Enabled for All Remaining Production Orgs

On February 15, 2017 Okta will enable the New Okta Sign-In Experience automatically for those remaining production orgs that have not enabled it yet. If you have not done so already, we recommend that you enable the feature now to let your users become familiar with it. If you have any questions, please contact Okta Support.

Apple iOS 10 Upgrade Impact on Okta Mobility Management Password Sync

Users who have upgraded to iOS 10 should note the following: 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.

What's New

Unless otherwise noted, this feature is available to all orgs with release 2017.04:

  • Radius users—we have developed a Generic Radius App that allows for access control on multiple Radius configurations. This option also provides the ability to create policy and assign Radius authentication to groups of users. For details, see Okta Generic Radius AppThis is an Early Access (EA) feature; to enable it, contact Okta Support.

Browser Plugin Update

The Okta plugin version 5.9.3 is now Generally Available (GA) for Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE) browsers. This release provides performance and security enhancements and is available to all customers via Settings > Downloads. For version history, see Browser Plugin Version History.

Agent Update

The Okta IWA Web App version 1.10.1 is now GA. This release includes internal improvements as well as all the fixes and enhancements contained in EA versions 1.10.0 and 1.10.1. It is available to all customers via Settings > Downloads. For version history, see SSO IWA Web App 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 in this release.

Application Updates

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

  • Predictive Policing (OKTA-111943)


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

  • Keeper Password Manager and
    Digital Vault (OKTA-112806)

  • RFPIO (OKTA-112823)

  • Velpic (OKTA-113130)

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

  • Splunk Cloud (OKTA-96258)


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

  • MyMWC - GSMA (OKTA-112838)


We've changed Signature/Digest algorithms from SHA1 to SHA256 for the following SAML apps:

  • BenefitSolver (OKTA-112466)

  • Bright Funds (OKTA-112472)

  • Everbridge Manager (OKTA-112458)

  • IBM Global Expense Reporting
    Solutions (GERS) (OKTA-112459)

  • iMeetCentral (OKTA-112477)

  • Information Center (Deprecated) (OKTA-112478)

  • Intuit Quickbase without
    SubDomain (OKTA-112462)

  • KnowBe4 (OKTA-112463)

  • MyComplianceOffice SAML (OKTA-112493)

  • Schoolzilla (OKTA-112464)

  • TalentWise (OKTA-112460)

  • Towers Watson Case Management

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-89870 – The Assign Apps option was incorrectly available for the User Admin.
  • OKTA-89874 – Users profile pages did not display assigned applications.
  • OKTA-96219 – Users created in downstream applications sometimes had the wrong group level attribute.
  • OKTA-108477 – Signing in to ClearCompany from the Okta dashboard failed.
  • OKTA-110000 – When group memberships in Org2Org were updated, members were removed, then re-added. In some cases this caused unwanted deprovisioning.
  • OKTA-113406 – Passcode rules were sent to iOS and Mac OSX devices even though a Simple Passcode policy had not been configured.
  • OKTA-106534 – Box settings changes were saved even after the service account validation failed.
  • OKTA-106579 – Users weren't deactivated in Okta when the option Immediate Termination Reason for a Contingent Worker was set in Workday.
  • OKTA-111662 – Users imported from the RightNow CX app did not have an External ID attribute.
  • OKTA-112707 – The Show More button did not display when filtering the list of OAN applications by Supports Provisioning.
  • OKTA-112713 – Users were prompted twice for credentials: once to access OKTA, and again to access a SAML app.

App Integrations Fixes

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

  • Dell Member Purchase Program (MPP)

  • J.P. Morgan ACCESS (OKTA-112816)

  • MassMutual RetireSmart (OKTA-112822)

  • Netatmo Channel (OKTA-113603)

  • PaperHost (OKTA-113602)

  • Practising Law Institute (OKTA-112812)

  • The Hartford EBC (OKTA-113160)

  • The Institutes (OKTA-112814)

  • Microsoft Hotmail (OKTA-113181)

  • Redis Labs (OKTA-113422)

  • Ticketmaster ONE (OKTA-112819)

  • VerizonWireless (OKTA-112811)