Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 326001
RFE: Add PGP/GPG encryption to OpenOffice files
Last modified: 2008-03-04 10:33:37 EST
While discussing with customers, it is needed a way to share/backup securely
OpenOffice files (for example for the privacy act issue in italy).
It would be useful to integrate GPG/PGP encryption/signing into OpenOffice
files, for example in the "save as" dialog.
IMHO can be implemented as a plugin or a file filter, for example "sdt" stands
for "secure odt", and is as easy as ecrypting/signing the zip file itself. I bet
this wouldn't be an OpenOasis standard, but would implement an opensource
solution. More, gpg/pgp is a "peer2peer" approach, rather than the hierarchical
x.509, so that also small business/home users can share securely their files
without the need for a certification authority.
Thanks a lot.
Would be nice if xmlsec1 had pgp support and then use the existing
infrastructure around that to sign with gpg, but xmlsec1 doesn't have it, so
some custom solution would probably have to be cooked up. And we simply don't
have the resources in the rh OOo team to get involved in it. It'll have to be