Directory Services

Effective Date and Time

Effective date and time is an avoidance strategy that prevents version skew and partial updates by deferring the effective data of information to some point in the future when the change has a high probability of being fully replicated. To implement effective dates, the application objects must include an effective date timestamp, which is filled in when the object is created or changed. Consumers of the objects verify the timestamp and defer use of the objects until that date and time are reached.

Some important considerations: