Issue 47895 - Export digitally signed PDF documents
Summary: Export digitally signed PDF documents
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m93
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 38 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 88919 103761 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-04-21 17:57 UTC by stp
Modified: 2018-08-04 16:35 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.0.0
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Description stp 2005-04-21 17:57:30 UTC
Future steps:
Save a OpenDocument document, add a signatur, export PDF

Is it possible?
Comment 1 frank 2005-04-22 07:34:08 UTC

I will set this as enhancement, as far as I remember the iTeam for Security and
Signing has discussed this earlier. Let's this Issue use as task for it.


Assigned to you to get it into the future tasks.

Comment 2 eduardomaio 2005-12-02 16:54:50 UTC
I would like to export digitally signed PDF documents too. 

Please, when will this be available?
Comment 3 Giuseppe Castagno (aka beppec56) 2006-07-19 17:30:53 UTC
CC to myself
Comment 4 janst 2007-05-10 11:09:57 UTC
Yes, I too strongly support this issue! Hopefully there will be an implention soon.
Comment 5 eduardomaio 2007-05-10 13:44:14 UTC
More then 2 years have passed... Don't think this will ever be implemented.
Comment 6 leiflodahl 2007-05-10 14:03:24 UTC
To me, it would be two different things, signing the text document and the PDF

Signature on the PDF document should be an option on the Export PDF dialog.
Comment 7 stegbth 2007-08-02 23:26:58 UTC
it will get implemented, when more votes are there ;)
maybe it get done within the pdf-import which is announced for version 3.0?
Comment 8 eberlein 2007-08-16 08:43:08 UTC
Comment 9 fgaucho 2007-11-10 09:25:27 UTC
Footprint project:
Comment 10 dohnp5a1 2007-12-24 19:30:25 UTC
The future of signing PDF would be extremely useful, it is a pity, that has not
been implemented yet.
Comment 11 hugi 2008-09-29 17:42:42 UTC
As PDF/A (Standard for ong-term backup/archival, see also: will be possible with OOo 3.0, there should
be the possibility to sign PDF's with a digital certificate. Regardless if paid
certificates or free (i.e. certificates, or signed with OpenPGP.

This security/authentication feature could stronly boost the usage of OOo within
the target groups of SME's (Small-Midsize Enterprise) and privat users, as they
need more and more digitally signed documents, as PDF's, in order to comunicate
with authorities as well.
Comment 12 pavelz 2009-07-20 16:47:52 UTC - JSignPdf is a Java application which adds
digital signatures to PDF documents. It can be used as a standalone application
or as an Add-On in
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2009-07-24 07:35:13 UTC
*** Issue 103761 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 pflaeging 2009-08-13 10:06:13 UTC
OK, now my 5cents for this:

I'm the author of PortableSigner (, a program for digital signatures for PDF 
files. This program can work in GUI (Swing) and batch mode.

I've written a small Starbasic Macro, which integrates OpenOffice with my product. 

The only thing I would need, is someone, who makes an OXT out of the script together with the binding 
to a menu and a button. 

All my sourcecode is under LGPL!

:peter pfläging
Comment 15 michael.ruess 2010-01-08 08:48:18 UTC
*** Issue 108144 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 16 stegbth 2010-01-16 22:38:39 UTC

the portablesigner "only" takes as pkcs12 Certifcate. so it is not secure enough
for the german legal, which want's qualified certificate's create on smartcard's.
There does exist a program called secsigner
which works also in an english version.
This java code can also handle the smartcard's.

best regards
Comment 17 oooforum (fr) 2018-08-04 16:35:59 UTC
*** Issue 88919 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***