Issue 85453 - Minimal password length should not be enforced
Summary: Minimal password length should not be enforced
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.0 RC1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 68689 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2008-01-21 21:35 UTC by jankratochvil
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:33 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description jankratochvil 2008-01-21 21:35:17 UTC
OOo is INCOMPATIBLE with the Microsoft Office as it does not allow the short
passwords - despite MS Office apparently allows it.
I got now a MS Excel document encrypted by password "150" (three letters) and I
could not convert it into ODS with the same password.
There may be some warnings but such short password should be permitted in
general - it is the user's document, please do not dictate her how well should
be her data protected.

(Minimal password length warning is being dealt with in Issue 21923.)
Comment 1 kyoshida 2008-01-21 22:27:58 UTC
His argument makes sense.  confirming the issue.
Comment 2 kyoshida 2008-01-21 22:28:40 UTC
Strictly this is an enhancement.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2008-02-11 16:43:51 UTC
The word "incompatible" is a bit exaggereated in this case.
Reassigned to requirements.
Put FL on CC.
Comment 4 frank.loehmann 2008-02-12 09:16:09 UTC
The current behavior is a bug. The spec. [1] says:
"Note: If we are able to export (not for 2.0) encrypted MS documents, the
minimum length of 5 for a password is not valid. This means that the OK button
is always enabled and the notice text in the password dialog is displayed as
follows [...]"

[1] Page 80ff:

Please change the behavior accordingly.
Comment 5 kpalagin 2008-11-10 07:37:14 UTC
*** Issue 68689 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 kpalagin 2008-11-10 07:41:52 UTC
Maybe for 3.1?
Comment 7 mikhail.voytenko 2008-11-10 08:04:50 UTC
Sorry, there looks to be no resources to implement this for OOo3.1
Comment 8 thackert 2010-08-23 17:42:55 UTC
Hello @ll,
I stumbled upon this issue during my TCM test. On my system (Debian
SID/Experimental AMD64 with Germanophone version of OOO330m3) it is possible to
inserts passwords with only one character. So I think, this issue is fixed ...
;) @jankratochvil: Can you test it on your system, too? If it is fixed, it would
be kind, if you can close it ... ;)
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:33:20 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".