Issue 94042 - link to external Data over https accepts no unknown certificate
Summary: link to external Data over https accepts no unknown certificate
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC1
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: crash
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-18 15:37 UTC by andybrandt
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description andybrandt 2008-09-18 15:37:42 UTC
If you use the "Insert->Link to External Data" to insert a link to a https
source that uses a self-signed certificate or signed by CA not recognized by the
Open Office then it will not work after the document is saved and opened once again.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a new spreadsheet.
2. Use "Insert->Link to External Data" to insert an https source that is using a
self-signed cert (eg.
A window pops up informing of the unrecognized CA signature and giving options
to abort or continue (however, no way to install the cert permanently). 
3. Select desired contents (eg. HTML_tables).
4. Content is imported correctly.
5. Save spreadsheet, close it, exit OO.
6. Open spreadsheet again - link is not updated, message to that effect appears
in the spreadsheet, but there is no information that this was caused by the
issue with the cert, there is no way to accept the cert for the new OO session.
7. Manual updates also don't work. But if you choose "Edit->Links" and select
"Modify" then non-deterministically said cert-window might pop-up or not. If not
again, no information, link just doesn't work. 

Suggestion: it should be possible to permanently install the cert in the OO and
manage such certs somewhere. Also, there should be a way to confirm the cert for
a new session always.
Comment 1 Uwe Altmann 2010-05-01 19:04:47 UTC
Even worse, OOo 3.2 as well as 320m16 hangs when clicking "Continue" in the above described scenario, 
step 2.
Comment 2 Uwe Altmann 2010-05-01 19:06:01 UTC
Using context menu item "Paste", pasting works as expected. Using the keyboard shortcut (Apple-V) does 
paste into document as described above.
btw: Textbox' context menu item "Special character…" also does nothing - neither menu item nor 
keyboard shortcut.
Set to P3: Under normal circumstances, a keyboard entry would be expected.
Confirmed for OOo 3.2 and 320m16 on Mac Intel
Works as expected under Debian 320m16.
Comment 3 Uwe Altmann 2010-05-01 20:30:14 UTC
restored Summary
forget this last post - wrong issue  :-(