[openssl-users] Doubt regarding O-SSL and setting the duration of certificates

Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com
Wed Sep 13 15:08:51 UTC 2017

> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf
> Of Michael Richardson
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 09:32
> I suspect that the value: literal value 99991231235959Z will simply come to
> mean "the end of time", even after the year 10,000.  It has a well known
> DER encoding, and one can memcmp() it.

Personally, I'm really hoping we're not still using ASN.1 in the year 10000.

But I'll put something on my calendar for the year 9999 to remediate any possible issues in my software around this issue.

Michael Wojcik 
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus 

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