What "LAST REFERENCED" exactly means?

In the dashboard, we can see the [External References] on the project page.
By the way, what’s the “LAST REFERENCED” exactly means?

  1. The time a reference was made
  2. The time it really referenced - it means If original one is changed, we can check what uses old one through that time.

Hi @Henry_Choi!

Welcome to the Doppler Community!

The “Last Referenced” column indicates the most recent date the downstream secret that contains the reference was updated. The only way the timestamp on that column will change is if the downstream secret containing the reference is updated (and still contains the reference) or the reference is removed and then added again. Reads on the secret or changes to the upstream secret being referenced will not cause the timestamp to update.

Let me know if you have any further questions!


Edit: Updated to clarify the behavior better.