Enabling time zones support
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Written by Fredrik Limsater
Updated over a week ago

๐Ÿ’ก Note that this article is about the Classic on-prem installation package targeting Centos6. A new ftrack installation package is available, please read more here.

Enabling time zones support

You can enable time zone support in ftrack. This allows users working in different time zones to collaborate and see the correct date and time for any given object.

To enable it on a locally hosted server, follow these steps:

Set the server time on the physical server to UTC.
Add the following setting to your ftrack.ini file

ftrack.enabletimezone = true

Restart the server.


If you change time zone on a ftrack server with already existing data, old dates and times will not be displayed correctly. The reason is that they were not saved in the UTC timezone. However, all new data will be saved and displayed correctly.


The API return and expect UTC datetime.datetime objects when time zone support is enabled.

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