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Okta Production – Release 2015.50
Published: Dec 15, 2015   -   Updated: Jan 6, 2016

Okta Production Release 2015.50 began deployment on Dec 14. 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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New Features

  • Okta is pleased to announce our new end-user sign-in experience! It delivers a new look and several new features, including the ability to add a custom background image to your sign-in flows. For more information, see New Okta Sign-In Experience. This is an Early Access (EA) offering; contact Okta Support to enable it.

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  • Every IT team copes with reports of the occasional lost and stolen laptop or mobile device from their end users. The Clear User Sessions feature provides a quick and easy way to kill an end-user session immediately, reducing the risk of a data breach. For more information on this new feature, see Clearing an End-User's Session.

  • The Okta Reveal Password feature allows end users to show the password of dashboard apps by going into app settings and clicking the new See Password tab. This capability is especially useful for users who need to reenter long, randomly-generated passwords. For more information, see Revealing the Password of an App. This is an EA feature; contact Okta Support to enable it.

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  • The ability for admins to set all usernames and passwords for an app instance is now Generally Available (GA) for all orgs. This is a security-focused, sign-in option for SWA apps, providing a greater level of admin control. For details about this feature, see Overview of Managing Apps and SSO.
  • Provisioning to and from the Zendesk app is now fully compatible with the rate limits specified in the Zendesk API.  For details, see the Rate Limits section in the Zendesk API documentation.
  • Universal Directory (UD) now supports features available through the Smartsheet API 2.0 and continues to support the Smartsheet API 1.1.  For more information on this API, see the Smartsheet API documentation. This is an EA feature; contact Okta Support to enable it.

Deprecation Announcement

Replacement of SAML Template apps

We’re excited to announce a major improvement in your ability to create SAML integrations with Okta! We are replacing our Template SAML and Template SAML 2.0 apps with a robust SAML Application Integration Wizard (SAML App Wizard). The SAML App Wizard offers superior functionality by providing the following enhancements:

  • App admin permissions

  • Encryption

  • Universal Directory

  • The Okta Expression Language

  • Auto-detection of compression settings

While the Template SAML and Template SAML 2.0 apps are still available for use, we highly recommend switching to the new SAML App Wizard. With continued use of the templates, please note the following:

  • Enhancement requests will no longer be accepted.

  • Moving forward, the ability to create new app instances may be restricted.

  • Existing app instances will be supported indefinitely. This includes bug fixes.

For details on using the SAML App Wizard, see Using the App Integration Wizard.

Okta Developer Platform Update

Documentation for the Okta Developer Platform is available at http://developer.okta.com.

We have extended the Okta Sessions API resource to include richer data about the authentication context, auth methods used, last auth, and MFA timestamps.

Feature Summary

The following table summarizes new features and features that are enabled incrementally. Links in the Feature column point to additional documentation for that feature, if available. After the feature is fully released, it is no longer tracked in this table. For past release history, see Features by Release.

FeaturePreview
New Orgs
Production
New Orgs
Preview
Existing Orgs
Production
Existing Orgs
New End User Sign-In Experience (EA) --2015.502015.50
Reveal Password (EA)2015.502015.502015.502015.50
Admins Sets All Usernames and Passwords for an App2015.502015.522015.502015.52
Rate Limiting for Zendesk2015.502015.502015.502015.50
Smartsheet API 2.0 Support (EA)2015.502015.502015.502015.50
Clear User Sessions and Tokens2015.502015.512015.502015.51
Group-based Sign On Policies2015.482015.48
Provision Okta Default UserName to BlueJeans App2015.482015.502015.482015.50
Import Safeguards Enhancement2015.472015.47
Enhanced Automatic App Login (Plugin)2015.462015.46

Browser Plugin Updates

We have updated the plugin for Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox browsers to version 5.5.1 for EA users. This version fixes an issue that prevented uploading receipts in Concur from some browsers when the Okta browser plugin was installed. For details, see Browser Plugin Version History. To obtain this version of the plugin, contact Okta Support.

Browser Support

On December 11, 2015, Okta will discontinue support for Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), as well as all versions of Compatibility View that represent IE7. After that date, Okta Customer Support will no longer investigate issues related to IE7. For more information about supported browsers, see Platforms Browser and OS Support.

Application Integrations

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

  • Convo (OKTA-74654)

  • Culture Amp (OKTA-74219)

  • Heroku (OKTA-74213)

  • John Hancock - MyLifeNow (OKTA-72934)

  • Smartfile (OKTA-72113)

  • Veritas - PartnerNet (OKTA-72698)

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

  • Autotask (OKTA-73084)

 

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

  • Adigo - Audio Conference (OKTA-75157)

  • Adobe Support Partner Training
    Center (OKTA-74797)

  • ADOR My Alabama Taxes (OKTA-74808)

  • api.ai (OKTA-75017)

  • ARINCDirect (Flight Manager) (OKTA-75293)

  • ASIC - Registered Agents (OKTA-73670)

  • AURO (OKTA-75022)

  • AvePoint Online Services (OKTA-74965)

  • AxurePortal (OKTA-74389)

  • BullhornReach (OKTA-74897)

  • CaliforniaFIRST (OKTA-74579)

  • Class (OKTA-74894)

  • CloudBerry Lab (OKTA-75191)

  • CloudSimba (OKTA-74382)

  • Coinbase (OKTA-75008)

  • ConsumerAffairs (OKTA-74998)

  • ConsumerAffairs for Brands (OKTA-74999)

  • CQCommand by RiskLogic (OKTA-75010)

  • CreativeHeads.net (Employer)
    (OKTA-74805)

  • EarthLink Business (myLink) (OKTA-74996)

  • EasyLink Fax Administration
    (OKTA-74555)

  • EasyLink Fax2Mail (OKTA-74554)

  • EnergyLink by Red Dog Systems
    (OKTA-75150)

  • EUROBASKET (OKTA-75028)

  • Fruition Sciences (OKTA-75186)

  • Gamasutra (OKTA-75291)

  • Growmobile (Aqultlon Self-Serve) by
    Perion Network LTD (OKTA-74387)

  • HandleSets.com (OKTA-74481)

  • HealthPartners (OKTA-74556)

  • HealthPartners (Employer) (OKTA-74557)

  • HealthPartners (Provider) (OKTA-74558)

  • Hubbub Health (OKTA-74955)

  • Indigo (OKTA-75165)

  • iPage (OKTA-75021)

  • Khan Academy (OKTA-75024)

  • Krop (OKTA-75289)

  • Lucernex IWMS (OKTA-74565)

  • Manage (OKTA-74551)

  • mobileCore (OKTA-74964)

  • MxToolbox (OKTA-75053)

  • Nessus Cloud (OKTA-75035)

  • NetX360 (OKTA-74484)

  • Paperless Post (OKTA-72012)

  • Prismatic (OKTA-75025)

  • Redgate Software (OKTA-75185)

  • Redtail CRM (OKTA-74969)

  • Redtail Email (OKTA-74968)

  • Redtail Imaging (OKTA-74967)

  • Safello (OKTA-75009)

  • Satago (OKTA-75023)

  • SCADA Engine (OKTA-75019)

  • Scorm Cloud (OKTA-75016)

  • SecOne (OKTA-75029)

  • Service Uptime (OKTA-74961)

  • Shopper Approved (OKTA-73218)

  • SOCi (OKTA-75295)

  • Themeforest by Envato (OKTA-75151)

  • Thinkster (OKTA-74313)

  • Threads (OKTA-75288)

  • UberPrints.com (My Designs)
    (OKTA-74803)

  • UK2 (OKTA-74547)

  • Uline (OKTA-73331)

  • UltraDNS (OKTA-75031)

  • University of Nebraska Omaha
    (OKTA-75419)

  • USM (Customer Web Portal) (OKTA-74806)

  • vAuto (OKTA-74678)

  • Wells Fargo Dealer Services
    (eServices) (OKTA-75172)

  • Whitetruffle (OKTA-75149)

  • Worxtime (OKTA-74552)

  • Xink (OKTA-74801)

  • XPOLogistics Last Mile (OKTA-75292)

  • ZAGG (OKTA-74997)

  • ZeroChaos (OKTA-74987)

  • Zulily (OKTA-74960)

Bug Fixes

Bug numbers ending with an H are hotfixes. Hotfixes are generally deployed after the initial release.

  • OKTA-70603 – Fixed an issue in which some Office 365 error messages were incomplete in the system log.
  • OKTA-70749 – Fixed an issue on the Task page in which profile attributes were not updated when reimported after a previous failure event.
  • OKTA-72699 – Fixed an issue where SAManage with UD app assignments failed when more than 100 departments had been defined in SAManage.
  • OKTA-73329 – Fixed an issue in which BambooHR required the username attribute in the custom schema.
  • OKTA-73950 – Fixed an issue in which logos containing the blue shade of the Okta header disappeared after the Okta rebranding.
  •  OKTA-74119 – Lack of validation of the SAML Issuer ID field allowed misconfigurations that prevented admins from viewing the Setup Instructions or downloading the metadata file for a new SAML integration.
  • OKTA-74485 – Fixed an issue in which users with a registered Symantec VIP received an error message when adding an SMS phone number during login.
  • OKTA-74792 – Fixed an issue that prevented some users of UD Inbound SAML from authenticating.
  • OKTA-75514H – Fixed an issue that prevented the application of group membership rules for imports from LDAP to Okta under certain circumstances.
  • OKTA-75687H – Fixed an issue that prevented the application of group membership rules during a scheduled import from Active Directory to Okta under certain circumstances.
  • OKTA-75976H – Fixed an issue that prevented users from logging into Okta Mobile if the Okta Group Sign-On Policy was enabled for their org.


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

  • ACE Worldview SM (OKTA-74661)

  • Adobe Channel Training Center (OKTA-73921)

  • ADP Workforce Now (Employee) (OKTA-74048)

  • American Collectors Insurance (OKTA-74701)

  • American Express - Work (OKTA-74804)

  • American Utility Management (AUM) (OKTA-74660)

  • Aria (OKTA-74671)

  • CastleBranch (OKTA-74670)

  • Ceridian Time and Attendance (OKTA-74666)

  • CrazyEgg (OKTA-73475)

  • eTrade (OKTA-74658)

  • iMeetCentral (OKTA-75400)

  • iTunes Connect (OKTA-74543)

  • LogMeIn (OKTA-75297)

  • Microsoft Developer Network (OKTA-74982)

  • MyPayFlex (OKTA-74665)

  • Name.com (OKTA-74669)

  • National Car Rental (OKTA-75257)

  • Serengeti Tracker (OKTA-74662)

  • VaultPress (OKTA-74668)

  • Verizon Wireless Business (OKTA-72933)

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