Livejournal valid_to?

Paul Crowley paul at
Mon Jun 27 15:53:17 PDT 2005

Carl Howells wrote:
> LiveJournal's valid_to field seems to be set at only one minute after 
> the issued field.  Am I misunderstanding the meaning of valid_to?  Is it 
> supposed to be such a short term?  If so, should sites that use an 
> openid to generate a local login cookie simply ignore the value in the 
> valid_to field, rather than rechecking every time it expires?

I think you're interpreting valid_to as I intended.  LJ should use a 
longer lifespan...
\/ o\ Paul Crowley, paul at

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