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Subject: Re: [security-services] the "NotOnOrAfter" issue


RL 'Bob' Morgan wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> > However, I should point out that I think this isn't the worst thing
> > about the handling of time in the -25 spec: the lack of direction on
> > timezones, fractional seconds and comparisons is IMO *much* worse.
> Can you suggest some improved text on these points?

Fair enough, how about:

s/NotOnOrAfter/NotAfter/ and then apply the same rules as are used
for X.509, that is:

- MUST be 4 character years
- all times in UTC (i.e. no local times, no daylight savings)
- mandatory one-second resolution (e.g. MUST include '00' seconds if

I think that's all you need, *if* the one-second resolution is
ok - does SAML require finer time granularity for any assertions?


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