Timestamp class

class Timestamp(version=None, spec_version=None, expires=None, snapshot_meta=None, unrecognized_fields=None)

A container for the signed part of timestamp metadata.

TUF file format uses a dictionary to contain the snapshot information: this is not the case with Timestamp.snapshot_meta which is a MetaFile.

All parameters named below are not just constructor arguments but also instance attributes.

  • version (int | None) – Metadata version number. Default is 1.

  • spec_version (str | None) – Supported TUF specification version. Default is the version currently supported by the library.

  • expires (datetime | None) – Metadata expiry date. Default is current date and time.

  • unrecognized_fields (Dict[str, Any] | None) – Dictionary of all attributes that are not managed by TUF Metadata API

  • snapshot_meta (MetaFile | None) – Meta information for snapshot metadata. Default is a MetaFile with version 1.


ValueError – Invalid arguments.

property expires: datetime

Get the metadata expiry date.


Check metadata expiration against a reference time.


reference_time (datetime | None) – Time to check expiration date against. A naive datetime in UTC expected. Default is current UTC date and time.


True if expiration time is less than the reference time.

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