Okta Production Release 2016.31 began deployment on August 8. 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.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, these features are available for all organizations with release 2016.31.
We have released Okta Active Directory Agent version 3.4.2 for Early Access (EA) users. This release includes the following enhancements:
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.
The Sharepoint People Picker plugin has been updated to version 188.8.131.52. This version allows admins to select Okta login or App username as the identifier claim as well as the Email Address. It also provides extended capabilities to restrict searches to only members of a specific SharePoint app instance. For further details, refer to the Microsoft SharePoint On Premises Deployment Guide. For version information, see Current Sharepoint People Picker Plugin Version History.
Platform Release Notes
Incremental Features Summary
There are no incremental features to announce this week.
Note: This notice was modified August 19 after initial publication of these release notes.
Microsoft has updated the sync functionality of their OneDrive application, and have replaced the OneDrive for Business Client (groove.exe) with the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client (onedrive.exe). Consequently, Okta has discontinued support for the OneDrive for Business Client (groove.exe). Users are now prompted to upgrade to the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client (onedrive.exe). For more information, see Upgrading to OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client.
We've implemented SAML for the following Okta Verified applications:
We've implemented SWA for the following Okta Verified applications:
We've changed Signature/Digest algorithms from SHA1 to SHA256 for the following SAML apps:
Bug numbers ending with an H are hotfixes. Hotfixes are generally 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: