ServiceNow application and the leap second UTC time change 


What is a leap second?
A leap second is a one-second time adjustment that is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day in synch with the mean solar time, or UT1.

The one-second adjustment is applied to accommodate the very minor slowing in the Earth's rotation. Since the leap second was introduced in 1972, 26 such leap seconds have been inserted.

The most recent leap second occurred on June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.

The next leap second will be added on December 31, 2016, at 23:59:60 UTC.

For more information, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second.


Does the leap second affect ServiceNow?

The ServiceNow application obtains the time and date from the operating system. As long as the operating system does the time change successfully, the application will function properly.

There has been no reported issues with the ServiceNow platform about recent leap second changes.

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Last Updated:2016-12-30 00:59:35