Currently in Early Access

To enable Early AccessEarly Access (EA) features are opt-in features that you can try out in your org by asking Okta Support to enable them. Additionally, the Features page in the Okta Admin Console (Settings > Features) allows Super Admins to enable and disable some EA features themselves. (EA) features, contact Okta Support.

Currently in Production

New Features

Support for Salesforce Government Cloud

You can create instances of the Salesforce appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. that can integrate with Salesforce Government Cloud. For more details, see the Salesforce Provisioning Guide.

PIV Card authentication option added to identifier first Sign In page

A PIV Card authentication option is now provided on the identifier firstInstead of presenting both a Username and a Password field, "identifier first" sign in pages present only a Username field. As used in Okta IdP Routing Rule scenarios, "identifier first" sign in pages submit usernames to Okta for determining which IdP should be used to authenticate an end user. Sign In page when you configure a Smart Card Identity Provider and a corresponding IdPAn acronym for Identity Provider. It is a service that manages end user accounts analogous to user directories such as LDAP and Active Directory, and can send SAML responses to SPs to authenticate end users. Within this scenario, the IdP is Okta. Routing Rule in the Okta AdminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. console. For more about Okta's support for PIV card authentication, see The Smart Card feature in Okta allows your end users to use smart cards with a x.509 compliant digital certificate, such as a PIV card, as a primary authentication factor to sign in to Okta..

IdP Routing Rules shows inactive IdPs

To make it easier to distinguish between active and inactive IdPs (Identity Providers) in IdP Routing Rules, inactive IdPs are now indicated as such in the IdP Routing Rules list. For more about IdP Routing Rules, see Identity Provider Discovery.

Early Access Enhancements

ASN Support for Dynamic Zones

Admins can now enter ASNs (Autonomous System Numbers) when creating or editing a dynamic zone. For more information about using ASNs, see Dynamic Zones.

FIPS-mode encryption enhancement

We have updated the Okta Verify configuration UI label for the FIPS-Mode encryption setting. For more information, see Enabling FIPS-mode encryption.

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