Okta Verify Release Notes

Okta Verify for Android

Download: Go to Google Play or Okta Admin Console (Settings > Downloads). See Download Okta Android apps from the Admin Console.

Version: 7.11.2

Deployment date: January 12, 2023

Release summary

  • When Okta Verify was in the work profile, some users who tried to enable biometrics were redirected to the wrong Settings page. (OKTA-534684)

  • Some managed devices were treated and shown as unmanaged on the Devices page in the Admin Console. (OKTA-566175)

  • Other internal fixes.

ClosedPast releases

Version: 7.10.2

Deployment date: November 29, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.9.2

Deployment date: October 17, 2022

Release summary

  • From the Settings menu, users can now select the Okta Verify display theme: light, dark, or system default. See Manage Okta Verify settings on Android devices.

  • Users can now access the Device health page from the Okta Verify main page.

    Device Health icon on the Okta Verify main page

    A badge on the icon indicates if device health remediation is required.

    Device Health icon with pending remediation actions on the Okta Verify main page

  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 7.8.1

Deployment date: September 12, 2022

Release summary

  • When users authenticate with Okta Verify push notifications, the name of the app they want to access is included in the notification. If Okta detects an unusual sign-in attempt, the user is prompted to review the sign-in details before they can approve the push notification. See Sign in with an Okta Verify push notification (Android).
  • Starting with this release, Android 13 is supported. Android 8 is no longer supported. See Supported platforms for Okta Verify.
  • If users install Okta Verify on Android 13, the account setup wizard prompts users to allow Okta Verify notifications. See Set up Okta Verify on Android devices.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 7.7.2

Deployment date: August 9, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.6.0

Deployment date: July 5, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.5.1

Deployment date: June 6, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.4.0

Deployment date: May 02, 2022

Release summary

  • Users were unable to connect to some custom URLs with Okta Verify. (OKTA-483656)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 7.3.0

Deployment date: April 4, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.
  • Version 7.3.0 is now available on the Downloads page in the Okta Admin Console. This provides an alternative way to access Okta Android installation software (APK files) in locations where the Google Play Store and Google Services are not available (for example, in China).

    For more information, see Download Okta Android apps from the Admin Console.

Version: 7.2.0

Deployment date: March 10, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.1.0

Deployment date: February 7, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.
  • Version 7.1.0 is now available on the Downloads page in the Okta Admin Console. This provides an alternative way to access Okta Android installation software (APK files) in locations where the Google Play Store and Google Services are not available (for example, in China).

    For more information, see Download Okta Android apps from the Admin Console.

Version: 7.0.1

Deployment date: January 3, 2022

Release summary

  • This version of Okta Verify supports the Generally Available Okta FastPass solution.
  • The Okta Verify account setup wizard provides additional instructions for adding an account with a QR code. For details, see Set up Okta Verify by using a QR code.
  • The Okta Verify icon color is updated.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.10.1

Deployment date: November 9, 2021

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 6.9.1

Deployment date: October 18, 2021

Release summary

Version: 6.8.1

Deployment date: September 13, 2021

Release summary

  • In translated versions of Okta Verify, the text didn’t fit inside the Accept and Deny buttons of the push notification. (OKTA-350373)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.7.0

Deployment date: August 2, 2021

Release summary

  • This version includes internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 6.6.2

Deployment date: July 12, 2021

Release summary

  • A company's old logo continued to appear in Okta Verify although it had been updated. (OKTA-387836)
  • Internal fixes.

Version: 6.5.1

Deployment date: June 14, 2021

Features and enhancements

When users access the Okta Verify Help from Android devices, they are redirected to documentation that is specific to their operating system.

Bug fixes

  • Internal fixes.

Version: 6.4.0

Deployment date: May 17, 2021

Release summary

  • This version includes various internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 6.3.2

Deployment date: May 3, 2021

Release summary

  • This version includes various internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 6.2.2

Deployment date: March 18, 2021

Features and enhancements

  • The Okta Verify translation has been updated in this version.
  • In Okta Verify > Settings > About Okta Verify, users can check if the app is managed. This information helps administrators troubleshoot device management problems.

Bug fixes

  • Various internal fixes.

Version: 6.0.1

Deployment date: November 30, 2020

Release summary

  • Starting with this release, Android 6 is no longer supported. OKTA-327665
  • The new user interface simplifies your device enrollment and helps you manage your accounts. OKTA-342824
  • On Android devices, users can now test beta versions of Okta Verify using Google Play. To start testing, open Okta Verify and go to Settings > Join beta. See Try new Android apps before they’re officially released. OKTA-342898

  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 6.1.1

Deployment date: January 4, 2020

Release summary

  • On Android devices using the right-to-left layout direction, the temporary six-digit code displayed in Okta Verify was confusing. (OKTA-352082)
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.8.1

Deployment date: October 20, 2020

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.7.1

Deployment date: September 29, 2020

Release summary

  • This release fixed potential security vulnerabilities and includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.6.0

Deployment date: August 24, 2020

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.5.0

Deployment date: August 3, 2020

Release summary

  • The Okta Verify translation was updated.
  • Version 5.5.0 is now available for administrators on the Downloads page. This provides an alternative way to access Okta Android installation software (APK files) in locations where the Google Play Store and Google Services are not available (for example, in China). For more information about downloadable Android installers, see Distributing Okta Android apps outside the Google Play Store.

  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.3.0

Deployment date: June 4, 2020

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.2.0

Deployment date: May 12, 2020

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.0.1

Deployment date: November 13, 2019

Release summary

  • If enabled for your org, Okta Verify push notifications can now leverage the power of Risk scoring to provide a more secure, context-aware sign-in.
  • Updated the color of text, icons, and other elements in the app

  • Reduced the time it takes customer org logo updates to appear in the Push challenge screen.

  • Various updates throughout the app in all Okta-supported languages.

  • Fixed an issue in which users were erroneously shown a notification about possible malicious activity.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Terms and Conditions page from displaying.

Version: 4.16.0

Deployment date: September 4, 2019

Release summary

  • Updated the challenge screen and push notification interface for a more streamlined experience.
  • The app no longer returns to the home screen by default when a user responds to a push notification request.
  • The app icon now matches the launcher icon style set for all apps.

Version: 4.12.1

Deployment date: June 19, 2019

Release summary

  • Improved accessibility support for screen readers.
  • Enhanced app colors and contrast plus other general accessibility improvements.
  • Added support for accounts that are unable to display a verification code as expected.
  • Added an in-app link to end-user documentation and updated the Third Party Notices link.
  • Added enrollment support to allow QR code scanning for devices without Google Play Services.
  • Removed app support for Android Wear.

Version: 4.10.0

Deployment date: May 1, 2019

Release summary

  • The UI and localization were improved to display accounts in a list format instead of the TOTP code view.
  • The app crashed on launch when a factor was deleted or removed. (OKTA-210874)
  • Some push notifications did not clear when tapped. (OKTA-218314)

Version: 4.8.0

Deployment date: February 27, 2019

Release summary

  • Added language support for Vietnamese
  • Enrollment issues no longer occur in devices that are set to Arabic as the default language
  • Improved general enrollment experience

Version: 4.6.1

Deployment date: December 11, 2018

Release summary

  • Push notification format improvements
  • Localization support for Norwegian Bokmål, Greek (modern), and Turkish
  • Security provider updates and general bug fixes

Version: 4.4.0

Deployment date: November 6, 2018

Release summary

  • This Early Access release adds a new setting to enable FIPS-mode encryption for all security operations using the FIPS 140-2 standards. To learn more about FIPS standards, refer to FIPS 140-2 Security Requirements. For more information about this Early Access feature, refer to Using Okta Verify.

Version: 4.2.0

Deployment date: September 5, 2018

Release summary

  • When enrolling a device, new Okta Verify users are now prompted to grant the camera permission for QR codes to be scanned successfully.

  • Push notifications that have expired after 5 minutes of inactivity no longer persist and are now removed silently.

Version: 4.0.1

Deployment date: August 15, 2018

Release summary

  • Early Access: Added support for admins to require user data storage in the Android hardware-backed keystore. This feature improves user security based on the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) architecture. For information on how to enable this feature, refer to the section Hardware Key Storage on Android Devices in Okta Verify.

Version: 3.12.0

Deployment date: June 12, 2018

Release summary

  • OKTA-167166 - Verification request notifications that are approved from a locked device no longer redirect to the challenge screen. For more information about verification request notifications, refer to Using Okta Verify.

Version: 3.10.0

Deployment date: April 17, 2018

Release summary

  • Adds support for Okta's Custom URL Domain feature, scheduled for Early Access availability in early May.

Version: 3.8.0

Deployment date: February 8, 2018

Release summary

  • OKTA-139288/147690 – When signing in to Okta, some users received a second in-app MFA challenge after completing the initial challenge.
  • OKTA -142172 – When tapping separate push notifications to sign in to separate Okta orgs, access to the first org succeeded, but access to subsequent orgs did not.
  • OKTA-146460 – Some text in the Okta Verify MFA push notification for Android was incorrect.
  • OKTA-151330 – Mobile device users were able to approve or deny Okta Verify MFA challenges from locked screens.
  • OKTA-151596 – After tapping Accept in Okta Verify to sign in to Okta, the authentication flow became stuck on the loading page.

Version: 3.6.0

Deployment date: December 12, 2017

Release summary

  • OKTA-147690 – When signing in to Okta, some users received a second in-app MFA challenge after completing the initial challenge.

Version: 3.2.1

Deployment date: November 6, 2017

Release summary

  • OKTA-117445 – After receiving a push authentication request, attempting to open the app instead of tapping the notification action buttons sometimes caused the app to quit unexpectedly.

Version: 3.2.0

Deployment date: October 23, 2017

Release summary

  • OKTA-142820 – Under rare circumstances, the app became inoperable immediately after it was launched.

Version: 3.0.0

Deployment date: September 25, 2017

Release summary

  • Okta Verify now supports multiple accounts, allowing you to use the app to authenticate into multiple organizations.

  • For additional clarity and transparency, the legal information in Settings now includes separate menu items for Third Party Software Notices, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms and Conditions.

Version: 2.8.0

Deployment date: November 2, 2016

Release summary

  • OKTA-96682 - The Okta Verify app crashed after the splash screen appeared.
  • OKTA-78777 - Okta Verify with Push failed to allow the device to communicate with the server.

Okta Verify for iOS

Download: Apple App Store

Version: 7.12.0

Deployment date: January 18, 2022

Release summary

  • Other internal fixes.

ClosedPast releases

Version: 7.10.2

Deployment date: November 29, 2022

Release summary

  • Users can now access the Device Health page from the Okta Verify main page.

    A badge on the icon indicates if device health remediation is required.

  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 7.9.0

Deployment date: October 5, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.8.0

Deployment date: September 6, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.7.1

Deployment date: August 9, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.6.0

Deployment date: July 18, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.5.0

Deployment date: June 22, 2022

Release summary

  • Starting with version 7.5.0, users can't set up Okta Verify on devices that don't have Secure Enclave, such as iPod touch, or iPad without Touch ID.

Version: 7.4.1

Deployment date: May 11, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.3.1

Deployment date: April 18, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.2.0

Deployment date: March 16, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.1.0

Deployment date: February 14, 2022

Release summary

  • This version includes several internal improvements and fixes.

Version: 7.0.1

Deployment date: January 3, 2022

Release summary

Version: 6.10.1

Deployment date: November 16, 2021

Release summary

  • Some users didn't receive push notifications from Okta Verify. (OKTA-436704)
  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify push notifications, the button label was truncated. (OKTA-424768)
  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify, some content on the number matching screen wasn’t localized. (OKTA-433803)
  • For some users who changed the OS language settings, Okta Verify didn’t launch at the first attempt after upgrading.(OKTA-440969)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.9.0

Deployment date: October 11, 2021

Release summary

  • Starting with this release, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and WatchOS 8 are supported. See Supported platforms, browsers, and operating systems.
  • The Okta Verify sign-in notification tips have been updated to match the user experience on iOS 15. Open Okta Verify and go to Settings > Sign-In Notification Tips to learn how to approve Push notifications without opening the app on your device.
  • The verification code in Okta Verify was sometimes not refreshed after the device was locked. (OKTA-428419)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.8.1

Deployment date: September 16, 2021

Release summary

  • Okta Verify for Apple Watch is now localized.
  • An error occurred when users responded to Okta Verify push notifications with number challenge on Apple Watch. (OKTA-418641)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.7.1

Deployment date: August 18, 2021

Release summary

Version: 6.5.1

Deployment date: July 14, 2021

Release summary

  • From the Settings menu, users can now select the Okta Verify display theme: light, dark, or system default.
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.4.0

Deployment date: May 17, 2021

Release summary

  • Some users who were signing in with an Okta Verify push notification were prompted for Face ID although the administrator configured Okta Verify to no longer require biometrics. (OKTA-387895)
  • Other internal fixes.

Version: 6.3.0

Deployment date: March 22, 2021

Release summary

  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify, some content on the Enter Key page of the account setup wizard wasn’t localized. (OKTA-364753)

Version: 6.2.0

Deployment date: February 8, 2021

Release summary

  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify, on the Enter Key page of the account setup wizard, the Add Account button label wasn’t localized. (OKTA-355619)
  • On the Enter Key page of the Okta Verify account setup wizard, users weren’t notified if the passcode they entered wasn’t valid. (OKTA-351780)
  • The sign-in notification tips for end users were missing from the Okta Verify Settings page. (OKTA-346177)
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 6.3.0

Deployment date: March 22, 2021

Release summary

  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify, some content on the Enter Key page of the account setup wizard wasn’t localized. (OKTA-364753)

Version: 6.1.3
Date of Deployment: 01/06/2021
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • Okta Verify is not supported on Apple Watch versions lower than watchOS 6. OKTA-352262
  • The Okta Verify translation was updated. OKTA-355449

  • Other internal improvements.
Latest Version: 6.0.5
Date of Deployment: 12/14/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • The new user interface simplifies your device enrollment and helps you manage your accounts. OKTA-332908
  • For some orgs that have set up custom domain URLs to display in Okta Verify accounts on iOS devices, an Okta base URL appeared instead, which may have caused confusion. OKTA-351712

  • Other internal improvements.
Version: 5.9.0
Date of Deployment: 10/26/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • This release adds support for iOS 14.

  • In non-English versions of Okta Verify for iOS, the Diagnostics menu and the text on the Diagnostics page weren't localized.
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.8.0
Date of Deployment: 09/28/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • On iOS devices, users can now test beta versions of Okta Verify using TestFlight. To start testing, open Okta Verify and go to Information > Join beta. To learn about TestFlight, go to https://developer.apple.com/testflight/.

  • On devices with iOS 12, users couldn't see whether Detailed Logging was enabled because the toggle background was blank.
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.7.1
Date of Deployment: 08/31/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • In Okta Verify, users can now enable detailed logging and send the logs to their organization’s IT department for help with troubleshooting. See

  • When end users scanned a QR code from Okta Verify to link their account to a third-party OTP, the generic term "Organization" appeared instead of the factor issuer.
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.4.0
Date of Deployment: 08/03/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • On iPads, the QR code scanner didn’t rotate correctly in landscape mode.
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.3.1
Date of Deployment: 06/29/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • On iPads, the QR code scanner didn’t rotate correctly in landscape mode.
  • Other internal improvements.

Version: 5.2.1
Date of Deployment: 06/17/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

Beginning with this release, Okta Verify for iOS also supports native display on iPads.

Version: 5.2.0
Date of Deployment: 06/08/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • The Help link in Okta Verify was pointing to the wrong documentation page.
  • Other internal improvements.
Version: 5.1.1
Date of Deployment: 05/06/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

This release includes several internal improvements.

Version: 5.0.7
Date of Deployment: 04/16/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

In addition to including the fixes and enhancements provided by 5.0.2, this release fixed the following:

  • End users who upgraded to Okta Verify 5.0.2 either could not accept Okta Verify push notifications or the acceptance had no effect.
Version: 5.0.2
Date of Deployment: 04/14/2020
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

    Features/Enhancements

  • Customers can now contact Okta Support to remove the device location from Okta Verify push notifications. Okta estimates device location based on the IP address of the device. As this method reflects the network the device is connected to instead of its actual location, it can have some radius of inaccuracy. Though we believe that showing device location provides additional context that can help users make better MFA decisions, we understand that some customers may want to remove that context while we work to improve location accuracy.

  • Greater detail about how Okta Verify estimates device location is now available through the More info link that appears when users sign in to their org with Okta Verify open.

  • Improved Okta Verify in-app messages on Apple Watches to support risk-based authentication.

    Fixes

  • Approving the Okta Verify push notification failed to authenticate some users on iPOD iOS 12 devices.

  • Push notifications didn’t display on Apple Watches when the Okta Verify app was open.

  • Okta Verify crashed when users with multiple accounts tried to delete an account.

Version: 4.4.0
Date of Deployment: 11-06-2019
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • If enabled for your org, Okta Verify push notifications can now leverage the power of Risk scoring to provide a more secure, context-aware sign-in.
  • Beginning with this release, new Okta Verify iOS enrollments store private keys in the Secure Enclave on iOS devices.
Version: 4.2.1
Date of Deployment: 9-30-2019
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • Redesigned Okta Verify for Apple Watch, which now supports multiple accounts.
  • Added Face ID support for orgs that enable biometric authentication.
  • Redesigned the challenge screen interface for a more streamlined experience.
  • Improved app color scheme for accessibility.
  • Fixed an issue that affected progress bar animation when scrolling in the app.
  • Launching the app once now fixes an issue for users who restored the app from an iCloud backup onto a new device.

Version: 3.16.0
Date of Deployment: 7-31-2019
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • Added a tutorial that explains how to use actionable notifications for approving or denying requests.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented push notifications from displaying correctly when the appis restored from iCloud (OKTA-239403).
  • Fixed some issues to improve appstability.
Version: 3.14.0
Date of Deployment: 5-29-2019
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • Improved accessibility support for screen readers.
  • Enhanced app colors and contrast, plus other general accessibility improvements.
  • Improved security to disable any enrollments that are backed up to iCloud.
  • Fixed an issue with push notification approval on Apple Watch after a device reboot (OKTA-221426).
Version: 3.12.0
Date of Deployment: 4-17-2019
Download:

Apple App Store

Release Summary:

Enhancements

  • UI and localization improvements were made to list all available accounts instead of displaying the TOTP code.

  • The in-app help link now redirects to Okta documentation.

Bug Fixes

  • The app crashed when a push notification for an enrollment challenge was accepted and Touch ID was enabled. (OKTA-211678)
  • The Cancel button was not displayed for new users that attempted to add an account after installing the app. (OKTA-218075)
  • The TOTP code did not display for devices that do not support Touch ID and Face ID. (OKTA-218580)
  • Users could bypass Face ID verification for TOTP by disabling the Face ID setting. (OKTA-218589)
Version: 3.10.0
Date of Deployment: 2-11-2019
Download: Apple App Store
  • Added language support for Vietnamese.
Version: 3.8.2
Date of Deployment: 04-03-2018
Download: Apple App Store

Release Summary:

  • OKTA-164635 – A screen layout issue in iOS 10 caused the app to crash.

Okta Verify 3.8.0 for iOS began deployment on March 19, 2017 and is available from the Apple App Store.

Enhancement

The instructions available through the information icon are now provided in all Okta-supported languages.

Bug Fix

This release includes the following bug fix:

  • OKTA-150333 - Okta Verify for iOS did not fill the entire screen on iPhone X devices.

Okta Verify 3.6.0

Okta Verify 3.6.0 for iOS began deployment November 8, 2017 and is now available from the Apple App Store.

This release includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Enhancements:

  • Okta Verify now supports localization into Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, and Malay.
  • For additional clarity and transparency, the legal information in Settings now includes separate menu items for Third Party Software Notices, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms and Conditions.

Bug Fixes:

  • OKTA-140272 - Attempts to approve push authentication requests failed if the user had enrolled in Okta Verify through SMS or email, rather than the QR code.

Okta Verify 3.4.0

Okta Verify 3.4.0 for iOS was released March 29, 2017 and is now available from the Apple App Store.

This release included general performance enhancements and bug fixes, as well as:

New Feature

We added localization support for 24 languages.

Bug Fixes

  • OKTA-111605 - Fixed an issue in which certain users did not receive push challenges when the app was in the foreground.

Okta Verify 3.0.0

Okta Verify 3.0.0 for iOS was released on November 1, 2016 and is now available from the Apple App Store.

This release includes the following:

  • A cleaner end user experience with a streamlined TouchID design.
  • Enhanced security, allowing view of the one-time passcode (OTP) only after a successful TouchID or PIN authentication.
  • Ability to authenticate multiple accounts and organizations, including accounts outside of Okta.ClosedScreenshot

  • Convenient, in-app ability to enable camera access for Okta Verify. ClosedScreenshot