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Okta Production – Release 2016.04
Published: Feb 2, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Okta Preview Sandbox (oktapreview.com) features from 2016.03 and 2016.04 have been combined and pushed to Production (okta.com). This deployment begins on February 1. 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 that our new Universal Directory integration with Zendesk is now Generally Available (GA). You can now create unique attributes in Zendesk and add them to Okta as Custom attributes. The new integration includes schema discovery and leverages rich user profiles. For more information, see New Provisioning Integration with Zendesk.
  • We’re pleased to announce the availability of new options for cloud software vendors to build provisioning integrations for customers. Encourage your vendors to learn more at Provisioning – Building an Integration with Okta on the Okta Developer site.

Okta Developer Platform Update

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

  • The Okta Users API now supports the authentication provider types FEDERATION and SOCIAL that validate users' password credentials. For more information, see Provider Object.
  • The Okta Sessions API now returns the login parameter in responses. For more information on session parameters, see Session Properties.

Incremental Feature Summary

The following table summarizes 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 release history of all features, see Features by Release.

New Orgs
New Orgs
Existing Orgs
Existing Orgs
UD Integration with Zendesk (GA)2016.042016.052016.042016.05
Group-based Sign On Policies2015.48      –2015.48      –
Enhanced Automatic App Login (Plugin)2015.462015.46      –      –

Agent Updates

  • The Okta IWA agent version 1.8.1 is now GA
  • We have released Okta IWA Agent version 1.9.0. for Early Access (EA) users. This release includes the following:
    • Support for hosting with the Integrated Pipeline on Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) web servers.
    • FIPS-compliance to support some cryptographic functions.
    • Installer support for the latest Okta logo.
    • On-going work to support improved handling of domain-joined users in multi-domain environments.

    To obtain this release, contact Okta Support. For details about the Okta IWA agent, see Configuring Desktop SSO. For agent version history, see IWA Web App Version History.

  • We have released Okta Active Directory Agent version 3.4.1 for EA users. This release allows admins to enforce Active Directory's password policy for end users who have forgotten their password.

    To obtain this release, contact Okta Support. For details about the Okta AD agent, see Installing and Configuring the Active Directory Agent. For agent version history, see Active Directory Agent Version History.

Browser Plugin Updates

  • Browser plugin version 5.5.2 for Safari is now GA. This release includes a new version of the Safari browser extension, as required by Apple Worldwide Developer Relations. For more information, see the Apple certificate expiration support page.
  • Browser plugin version 5.5.1 for Firefox is now GA. This release provides the following:
    • Support for automatically adding most non-OAN apps to the user's Okta Home Page through the browser
    • Fixes an issue that caused an unexpected amount of activity to display in the browser developer console.
  • We have updated the plugin for Safari and Firefox browsers to version 5.6.0 for EA users. This version provides internal improvements. To obtain this release, contact Okta Support. 
  • We have reverted the GA version of our Windows Internet Explorer plugin from 5.5.1 to 5.2.2
  • Versions 5.5.1 and 5.6.0 of the Windows Internet Explorer browser plugin are now available to EA users. To obtain these versions, contact Okta Support.

For details, see Browser Plugin Version History.

Application Integrations

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

  • Degreed (OKTA-77505)

  • Mindflash (OKTA-77867)

  • Saleshood SAML (OKTA-77207)

  • Sendbloom (OKTA-78036)

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

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Account Management (OKTA-76120)

  • Blackbaud (OKTA-77782)

  • BullsEye Telecom (OKTA-77951)

  • Code42 CrashPlan (PROe)

  • Conservice (OKTA-78152)

  • e-OSCAR (OKTA-77780)

  • Employers Choice Online (OKTA-77776)

  • Instacart (OKTA-75027)

  • Net Biscuits (OKTA-77779)

  • Pandora (OKTA-77771)

  • Parse (OKTA-77781)

  • Phish5 (OKTA-77672)

  • Recovery Planner (OKTA-77777)

  • Staples Advantage (OKTA-77368)

  • Staples EWay (OKTA-77778)

  • Tectonic (OKTA-77810)

  • Upwork (OKTA-77773)

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

  • Epocrates Online (OKTA-76970)

  • Pandora (OKTA-78517)

Bug Fixes

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

  • OKTA-69709 – Fixed an issue in which attributes for individuals appeared under group assignments for some legacy Universal Directory users.
  • OKTA-69902 – Fixed an issue with rate limiting authentication API requests based on the username.
  • OKTA-72796 – Fixed an issue where the right-click mouse option failed to open a new tab for Factor Types or Multifactor Policies.
  • OKTA-73129/OKTA-77561 – Fixed an issue in which certain app labels displayed incorrectly.
  • OKTA-74729 – Fixed an issue where syncing OneDrive for Business to Office 365 (Office 2016 versions) failed while running on Windows 10.
  • OKTA-75854 – Fixed an issue in which users could not set up the United Health Care – Vision app under certain circumstances.
  • OKTA-76453 – Fixed unaligned UI text on the Delegated Authentication section of the Authentication page.
  • OKTA-77696 – Fixed an issue where assigning users to the Salesforce application resulted in a system error.
  • OKTA-77933 – Fixed an error that occurred when a user postponed a phone number update in Internet Explorer.
  • OKTA-79184H – Fixed an issue where initial sign on into Okta allowed for account creation without completion of the on-boarding process.
  • OKTA-79240 – Improved authentication of Active Directory-mastered users in orgs using Okta's enhanced Active Directory integration with JIT enabled.
  • OKTA-79384H – Fixed an issue where using the Okta Verify Push for MFA sometimes caused an internal server error when the new sign in flow feature was enabled.

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

  • Airbnb (OKTA-78167)

  • Blue Shield CA (OKTA-78448)

  • CrossBrowserTesting (OKTA-78457)

  • DealerTrack (OKTA-78145)

  • Dell TechDirect (OKTA-78511)

  • DIRECTV (OKTA-77915)

  • EIFRS (OKTA-78453)

  • Envoy (OKTA-78158)

  • Instagram (OKTA-77568)

  • LeanKit (OKTA-78742)

  • MyFax (OKTA-78758)

  • SEMrush (OKTA-78297)

  • Smartling (OKTA-78507)

  • workspace.com (OKTA-76320)

  • Yelp (OKTA-78452)

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

  • ClickTime (OKTA-77757)

  • Vera (OKTA-77953)