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Okta Production – Release 2016.27
Published: Jul 12, 2016   -   Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Okta Production Release 2016.27 began deployment on July 11. 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. 

Important Notice for AD Integrations Using Federated Profiles

If your Okta Active Directory (AD) integration uses Federated Profiles, you should update to the latest GA version of the Okta AD agent. Beginning April 21, 2016, Okta automatically migrated all orgs that use the Federated Profiles option to the Okta enhanced AD integration, which requires agent version 3.0.8 or higher. If your Okta AD agent is earlier than version 3.0.8, following the migration your organization may experience inconsistent behavior, including loss of groups and group memberships.

To identify orgs running Federated Profiles, see Determining Your AD Integration Type.

For download and installation instructions, see Installing and Configuring the Active Directory Agent.

Note: If you run multiple Okta AD agents, upgrade all agents on your domain servers to the same version. Running different versions of the AD agent can cause all of them to function at the level of your oldest agent.

What's New

Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.27.

  • The Auto-Lock feature of our new Mobile Policy page Early Access (EA) is now supported on Android devices running Okta Mobile version 2.8 or above. This feature allows you to specify the amount of time between the last user activity and when the device display gets turned off, and also the amount of time after which a passcode is required to turn it back on. This is an EA feature; contact Okta Support to enable it. For more information, see Configuring Mobile Policies - EA.

  • We’ve enhanced the Security Question challenge screen. You now have the option to display your security answer by clicking the Show button. Default behavior retains the text masking.

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  • We've improved user lookup for password recovery. If an email address is associated with multiple users:

    • Okta no longer includes deactivated users in the lookup.

    • The lookup searches login IDs first, then primary email addresses, and then secondary email addresses.

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.

Browser Support

On July 1, 2016 Okta will discontinue support for Microsoft IE 9 as well as all versions of Compatibility View that represent IE9. After that date, Okta Support will no longer investigate issues related to IE9. For more information about supported browsers, see Platforms, Browser, and OS Support.

Application Updates

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

  • CommuniGator (OKTA-92752)

  • ListenTool (OKTA-92850)

  • LogMeIn Accounts (OKTA-93558)

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

  • CSI - WatchDOG Elite (OKTA-90183)


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

  • Druva (OKTA-69485)

  • Multivista (OKTA-90766)

  • SurveyMonkey (OKTA-76401)

  • WebEx (Cisco) (OKTA-92100)

Bug Fixes

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

Product Bug Fixes

The following issues are fixed:

  • OKTA-89324 – Incorrect timestamps falsely indicated that the Group Push feature was not pushing users.
  • OKTA-91641 – In SP-initiated flows, app login banners sometimes were cut off on the Okta Sign In page in orgs with the New Okta Sign-In Experience enabled.
  • OKTA-93273 – Available Google App instances were not displaying in the Android for Work (AfW) setup wizard.
  • OKTA-94836H – Some users were directed to the password recovery user interface before they finished setting up their account.

App Integrations Fixes

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

  • Adobe (OKTA-93576)

  • First Republic Bank - Banking Online

  • Gigya (OKTA-93562)

  • Greenhouse (OKTA-93216)

  • Lynda.com (OKTA-93626)

  • Roadmunk (OKTA-93568)

  • SurveyMethods (OKTA-93575)

  • Twitter (OKTA-93713)

  • United Health Care - Vision

  • Vitality (OKTA-93462)