Okta Classic Engine release notes (Production)

Version: 2024.04.0

April 2024

Generally Available

Okta MFA Provider for ADFS, version 1.8.0

This release includes vulnerability fixes and a .NET Framework version upgrade.

Content Security Policy for custom domains

The Content Security Policy (CSP) feature lets admins control which URLs may be linked to from customized sign-in and error pages in orgs that use custom domains. Admins add trusted URLs to Okta that link to items such as images and add these links to the code in their sign-in and error pages. This feature enhances security by enabling admins to allow only approved content to appear and prevent the introduction of potentially malicious code to these pages. See Customize the Content Security Policy (CSP) for a custom domain.

SAML Certificate expiration notification feature

This feature notifies admins through task entries in the Admin Console about expired or soon-to-expire certificates for SAML apps. This enhances security and minimizes app downtime caused by expired certificates.

Support case management for admins

Super admins can now assign the View, create, and manage Okta support cases permission and Support Cases resource to a custom admin role. This allows delegated admins to manage the support cases that they’ve opened. See About role permissions.

Okta Usage report enhancements

The Okta Usage report now attempts to download the generated CSV file immediately upon loading, and updates the email template when the report is generated. The CSV file can now contain up to five million rows. These enhancements automate the tasks of downloading and emailing the report, and provide more data to admins.

Customize Okta to use the telecommunications provider of your choice

While Okta provides out of the box telephony functionality, many customers need the ability to integrate their existing telecommunications provider with Okta to deliver SMS and Voice messages.

The Telephony Inline Hook allows customers to generate one-time passcodes within Okta and then use their existing telecommunications provider to deliver the messages for MFA enrollment/verification, password reset, and account unlock using SMS or Voice. This allows customers to use their existing telephony solution within Okta, due to the time they've already invested in their existing telephony solution, the need to use a specific regional provider, or simply the desire to maintain flexibility. See Connect to an external telephony service provider.

New maximum number of connected AWS accounts

Admins can now connect a maximum of 1000 Amazon Web Services accounts to the AWS Account Federation app in Okta. This change helps avoid timeouts when testing API credentials on AWS.

Improved date filter display in reports

The date filter is now standardized and appears inline for the following reports: Telephony usage, Continuous access violation, Entity risk, At-risk user, and MFA events.

Improved Admin Dashboard and Administrators page

The appearance of several UI components (like buttons and dropdown menus) have been improved across the Admin Dashboard and the Administrators page.

Updated documentation links

Documentation links under the Security, Applications, and Customizations menus now redirect to the correct documentation.

End-User Dashboard and unsupported browsers

The End-User Dashboard no longer loads in unsupported browsers, including Internet Explorer 11 or Edge in Internet Explorer mode. This change enhances security by preventing access from browsers that no longer receive updates.

End-User Dashboard branding and accessibility enhancements

The End-User Dashboard now features design changes that provide a consistent brand experience across Okta's app and enhance accessibility for users.

New target added to a System Log event

A new target was added to the user.authentication.auth_via_mfa System Log event. The target shows the type of MFA app that was used to authenticate.

Authentication context System Log event

The new AuthenticationContext System Log event shows who accessed the configuration secrets for ADFS, Windows Credential Provider (RDP), Epic Hyperspace, and Epic Hyperdrive apps.

New DSSO user impersonation System Log event

A System Log event is now logged when a user attempts Desktop Single Sign-On (DSSO) authentication using a profile source that wasn't the highest priority.


  • Some Microsoft Windows 365 Enterprise license names weren't displayed correctly on the Edit Assignment page. (OKTA-679276)

  • Admins could delete active network zones. (OKTA-691904)

  • No GovSlack attributes appeared for new app instances. (OKTA-693162)

  • Google Workspace default user schema attributes weren't imported into Okta. (OKTA-697236)

  • When an end user enrolled in Okta Verify from an OIDC app, they received the email notification from noreply@okta.com instead of the custom email domain. (OKTA-701658)

  • When an admin enabled a self-service Early Access feature and an error occurred, a success message appeared. (OKTA-701707)

  • App admins could initiate the refresh app data process for apps to which they didn't have permission. (OKTA-711670)

Okta Integration Network

  • Alohi (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • Alohi (SCIM) is now available. Learn more.
  • Better Stack (SAML) has a new logo.
  • Candor (OIDC) is now available. Learn more.
  • FAX.PLUS (SAML) has a new logo, description, and display name.
  • Humi (OIDC) is now available. Learn more.
  • Jurnee (SCIM) is now available. Learn more.
  • UMA (OIDC) is now available. Learn more.

Weekly Updates

Version: 2024.03.0

March 2024

Generally Available

Okta LDAP agent, version 5.20.0

This version of the agent includes the following:

  • Fixed an LDAP query used by the agent for retrieving group memberships using range attributes.

  • The Okta LDAP Agent service now automatically starts on boot for Red Hat and CentOS platforms.

  • Fixed an issue where some customers experienced slower than expected queries during LDAP authentication.

  • Security enhancements.

See Okta LDAP Agent version history.

Okta Hyperdrive agent, version 1.4.0

This version includes bug fixes and an upgrade of the .NET Framework to version 4.8. See Okta Hyperdrive agent version history.

Okta Hyperspace agent, version 1.4.0

This version includes bug fixes and an upgrade of the .NET Framework to version 4.8. See Okta Hyperspace Agent Version History.

Okta AD agent, version 3.17.0

This version includes fixes for signing executable and DLL files that come with the Active Directory agent. See Okta Active Directory agent version history.

Enhanced Disaster Recovery

This feature enables commercial customers in the North America region (excluding Compliance cells) to recover faster in the event of a disaster or regional outage. See Overview of enhanced disaster recovery.

Admin sessions bound to Autonomous System Number (ASN)

When an admin signs in to Okta, their session is now associated with the ASN they are logging in from. If the ASN changes during the session, the admin is signed out of Okta, and an event appears in the System Log.

Admin sessions bound to IP address

The Security General Organization Security page has a new IP binding for admin console setting that's enabled by default. This setting associates all of the admin sessions in your org with the device IP address. If the IP address changes during the session, the admin is signed out of Okta, and an event appears in the System Log. This setting can be disabled, but Okta recommends keeping it enabled as a security best practice. See General Security.

Verify Zoom users with Okta

Zoom users can now attest and verify a user’s identity between two independent parties using Okta-signed tokens.

Permission conditions for profile attributes

You can now apply conditions to the View users and their details and Edit users' profile attributes custom admin role permissions. Permission conditions help you limit the scope of a role by including or excluding admins' access to individual profile attributes. This gives you more granular control over your custom admin roles and helps meet your org’s unique security needs. See Permission conditions.

Granular permissions to manage directories

This feature enables you to assign permissions to view and manage directories as part of a customized admin role. Admins without universal application administrator permissions can handle directory-specific tasks.

Improved password reset process for Active Directory-sourced users

The password reset process sends password update and verification requests to the same Active Directory agent to avoid replication delay.

Unknown devices detection using fingerprint

Admins can now configure how unknown devices are treated based on the presence of a device fingerprint.

See Configure a password policy.

New requirement for email customizations

To prevent phishing attacks, Okta now requires orgs to have a custom domain to send customized emails. All customized emails currently sent from the Okta domain are disabled, and orgs that use the Okta domain can send default email templates only. This feature is currently enabled by default for new orgs only.

Enhanced System Log Event

The policy.evaluate_sign_on System Log event now shows the assurance policy factor requirement and a list of the available authentication factors for the sign-on event.

Cornerstone OnDemand now uses OAuth for authentication

Cornerstone OnDemand replaced the previous authentication method with OAuth authentication to improve security for provisioning. Create a new Cornerstone OnDemand app instance and configure it to use Oauth credentials. See Configure provisioning for Cornerstone OnDemand.

Styling change for Brands pages

The CustomizationsBrands section of the Admin Console now uses Odyssey UI components. There's no change to functionality, but some of the styling is different.

AAL values for Login.gov IdP

The Login.gov IdP configuration has been updated to include all allowed AAL values. See Create an Identity Provider in Okta.

New System Log information for password policy changes

System Log entries for password policy changes now display the policy settings before and after the update was made.

Improved System Log map view

The System Log map view now includes a reset button and left and right bounds on the zoom function.

New System Log information for MFA enrollment policy changes

System Log entries for MFA enrollment policy changes now display the policy settings before and after the update was made.

IP binding for Admin Console setting

The SecurityGeneralOrganization Security page has a new IP binding for Admin Console setting. When you enable this setting, all of the admin sessions in your org are associated with the system IP address that they signed-in from. If the IP address changes during the session, the admin is signed out of Okta, and an event appears in the System Log. See General Security.

Additional operator for date filter

The date filter is now standardized across all reports and includes the in range operator.

Early Access

Realms for Workforce

Realms allows you to unlock greater flexibility in managing and delegating management of your distinct user populations within a single Okta org. See Manage realms.

Google Workspace 1-click federation

Admins can set up SSO to Google Workspace using a simplified integration experience that saves time and reduces the risk of errors.


  • Sometimes group membership changes in a downstream app weren't reflected upon source app assignment in Okta. (OKTA-647132)

  • When users clicked the X in the upper-right corner of the Edit User Assignment page, the page wasn't restored to the default User Assignment view. (OKTA-651313)

  • The MFA Usage report sometimes displayed L10N_ERROR instead of the MFA factor. (OKTA-658326)

  • Office 365 user licenses were randomly removed. (OKTA-665130)

  • Importing large group membership data failed for orgs using ranged queries. (OKTA-672521)

  • The Jira On-Premises app authenticator didn't include a relay state parameter. (OKTA-673058)

  • On the Tasks page, the user search didn't return any results for deactivated users. (OKTA-677822)

  • Google licenses were missing from the Universal Directory profile. (OKTA-684513)

  • During LDAP authentication, orgs with large customer databases experienced slower-than-expected queries. (OKTA-686417)

  • Some links on the Admin Dashboard to Okta Documentation didn't work. (OKTA-693031)

  • Read-only admins could modify the IP restrictions of other users' tokens. (OKTA-700117)

  • Some text was truncated on the Recent Activity page. (OKTA-700858)

  • The policy list warning for protecting admin apps with MFA was not showing when certain policy rule configurations were applied. (OKTA-702122)

  • An inline hook secured by an OAuth 2.0 token that had no expiry value returned an HTTP 400 Bad Request error. (OKTA-702184)

  • The Cornerstone REST API rate limit wasn't honored. (OKTA-702729)

Okta Integration Network

  • Acronis Cyber Cloud (SCIM) has a new authorize endpoint, display name, SAML attribute, and icon.
  • Dashworks (OIDC) has a new integration guide. Learn more.
  • Dashworks (SCIM) has a new integration guide. Learn more.
  • Modal (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • NexHealth (SAML) has a new description and an additional SAML attribute.
  • Onyxia (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • Paved (OIDC) is now available. Learn more.
  • Reftab Discovery (API service) is now available. Learn more.
  • Resonance by spiderSilk (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • Semana (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • SpotDraft (SAML) is now available. Learn more.
  • Vansec (SCIM) is now available. Learn more.

Weekly Updates

Version: 2024.02.0

February 2024

Generally Available

Widget, version 7.15.1

For details about this release, see the Sign-In Widget Release Notes.

For more information about the Widget, see the Okta Sign-In Widget Guide.

Okta LDAP agent, version 5.19.1

This version of the agent fixes the expiring signature error that prevented agents from auto-updating to the newest LDAP agent version. See Okta LDAP Agent version history.

Okta Active Directory agent, version 3.16.1

This version of the agent fixes an expiring signature error that prevented agents from auto-updating to the newest Active Directory agent version. See Okta Active Directory agent version history.

Okta MFA Credential Provider for Windows, version 1.4.2

This version includes bug fixes and security enhancements. See Okta MFA Credential Provider for Windows Version History.

Assign admin roles to an app

Orgs can now assign admin roles to their custom API Service Integrations. Apps with assigned admin roles are constrained to the permissions and resources that are included in the role assignment. This helps ensure that apps only have access to the resources that are needed to perform their tasks, and improves orgs' overall security. See Work with the admin component.

Seamless ISV experience

Okta now provides a seamless ISV experience to optimize the Okta Integration Network (OIN) submission experience for SAML and OIDC integrations. This new experience enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to build and manually test their integration metadata before submission. This reduces the time needed for the OIN team to review and validate that the integration functions as intended, which shortens the time to publish in the OIN.

This experience also incorporates communication processes in Salesforce, enabling improved collaboration internally within Okta teams and externally with ISVs. See Publish an OIN integration overview and Submit an SSO integration with the OIN Wizard guide.

DPoP support for Okta management API

You can now use OAuth 2.0 Demonstrating Proof-of-Possession (DPoP) access tokens to access Okta management APIs. See Configure OAuth 2.0 Demonstrating Proof-of-Possession.

LDAP real-time synchronization

With real-time synchronization, user profiles, groups, and group memberships can now be updated when LDAP-sourced users sign in to Okta, or when they refresh their People page. Admins no longer need to perform full or incremental imports of user attributes, and user profiles, groups, and group memberships are always up to date. Real-time synchronization also reduces the burden on system resources because user attributes are imported and updated individually and not in large groups. See Manage your LDAP integration. This feature is being re-released.

Updated translations

Translations for password policy UI have been updated.

Reports field update

The operator field of the Reports Edit Filters dialog shows the selected item in the dropdown menu.

Dynamic user schema discovery now available

Dynamic user schema discovery is now available for SCIM app integrations that support user entitlements and Identity Governance.

OIN connector support for Entitlement Management

The PagerDuty and Zendesk connectors have been updated to support Entitlement Management. See Provisioning-enabled apps.

App integration tile now available for Okta Workflows

Users who are assigned to the Okta Workflows app integration now have a dedicated tile on their End-User Dashboard to launch the Okta Workflows Console. See Workflows Console.

Early Access Features

Protected actions in the Admin Console

The protected actions feature provides an additional layer of security to your org. It prompts admins for authentication when they perform critical tasks in the Admin Console and helps ensure that only authorized admins can perform these tasks. Super admins can configure the authentication interval for their org. SeeProtected actions in the Admin Console.

Detect and block requests from anonymizing proxies

Orgs can now detect and block web requests that come from anonymizers. This helps improve the overall security of your org.

Network zone allowlists for SSWS API tokens

Admins can now specify a network zone allowlist for each static (SSWS) API token. These allowlists define the IP addresses or network ranges from where Okta API requests using SSWS API tokens can be made. This restricts attackers and malware from stealing SSWS tokens and replaying them outside of the specified IP range to gain unauthorized access.

Prevent new single-factor access to the Admin Console

This feature prevents admins from configuring any new single-factor access to the Admin Console. There's no impact to any existing rules that allow single-factor access.


  • OKTA-649640

    Password rules weren't correctly translated in French.

  • OKTA-668324

    Email notifications that were sent when a password was reset by Okta Support didn't include Support information.

  • OKTA-669735

    When an admin was removed from a group that was imported from an app, their user profile still displayed the admin assignments that were granted through the group’s membership.

  • OKTA-678489

    Voice call to some destinations didn't work when a 7 digit phone number with a 3 digit extension was entered.

  • OKTA-680483

    The self-service registration form accepted invalid input for the first and last name fields.

  • OKTA-681083

    Voice calls for MFA challenges were not completely translated in Vietnamese when the user's locale was set to Vietnam.

  • OKTA-681654

    The option to add a custom email domain was unavailable on the default Okta brand page.

  • OKTA-682202

    If an admin’s role had a conditioned permission, they couldn’t assign apps to users.

  • OKTA-688501

    Users weren't redirected to the Okta Sign-In Widget for custom domain URLs that ended with okta.com.

  • OKTA-690143

    Unicode characters deemed illegal for HTTP headers were being accepted.

Okta Integration Network

App updates

  • The Elba SSO app integration has new redirect URIs.
  • The Ermetic app integration has been rebranded as Tenable Cloud Security.
  • The Ermetic JIT app integration has been rebranded as Tenable Cloud Security JIT.

New Okta Verified app integrations

Weekly Updates