Issue 9643 - document locking features
Summary: document locking features
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: Other Other OS
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: frank.loehmann
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
: 89088 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-11-28 15:42 UTC by floeff+ooo
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2002-12-09 14:17 UTC, floeff+ooo
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Description floeff+ooo 2002-11-28 15:42:28 UTC
I would like to see more "document locking features" integrated

Sometimes, you have documents, that

 I. should not be modified (view only)
 II. should not be printed
 III. should not be copied to clipboard
 IV. should expire after some time
 V. should have different passwords for view-only and editing mode
 VI. have non-editable macros

In all these cases, you have to distribute them as PDF in order to achieve this
security. I would like to see that incorporated in OO. The documents should be
encrypted as in PDF, whenever such a feature is set.
Comment 1 prgmgr 2002-11-29 05:41:09 UTC
Florian, thank you for using and supporting OOo.

Marking as a feature request.
Comment 2 Joost Andrae 2002-11-30 14:36:14 UTC
JA->FT: reassigned as RFE
Comment 3 floeff+ooo 2002-12-09 14:17:44 UTC
Created attachment 3985 [details]
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Comment 4 floeff+ooo 2002-12-09 14:20:19 UTC
Sorry, posted the attachment to the wrong issue. Any idea on how to
remove it? :)
Comment 5 floeff+ooo 2003-01-11 12:11:24 UTC
Already any information whether this is fixed in the new release or not?
Comment 6 floeff+ooo 2003-03-26 17:09:30 UTC
Hello? Any news?
Comment 7 falko.tesch 2003-03-27 14:53:40 UTC
Yes, there are some.
I actually understand your desire but nevertheless your request is
very hard to implement.
Since OO uses XML (zipped) as its doc-format content (text) is always
The only easy mechnismn to protect this content is to protect the
whole archive (aka zipped XML).
I. view only is achievable through file system protection
II. - V. These are very special features that IMHO reserved for a
special app like Adobe.
VI. That is possible.

MHU: Do you have any remarks on this?
Comment 8 floeff+ooo 2003-03-27 14:56:44 UTC
I'd suggest you compress and encrypt the XML content if "locking" is
desired, so reading by extracting is not possible anymore :)
Comment 9 matthias.huetsch 2003-04-06 17:20:20 UTC
Hi Florian, Falko,

Well, yes, I have some comments:

1) Encryption at the (zip-) package (*.sxw, ...) is already possible,
   so Falko's comment '...text is always accessible...' is not
   exactly true.
   The normal 'password protection' uses this encryption when
   requested by the user. So what's missing is automatic encryption
   when certain features are present.

2) Most of Florian's special features could become possible with some
   document signing features which are currently evaluated for
   OOo 2.0 or later (Falko, please ask MMP about this).

3) Clearly this belongs into the 'Enhancement' category, and much of
   UI review and design is needed. So I'm reassigning back to Falko,
   who takes care of such things.

Hope that helps,

Comment 10 matthias.huetsch 2003-04-06 17:23:35 UTC
Adding tentative target milestone 'OOo 2.0', but could be 'OOo Later',
as well.
Comment 11 falko.tesch 2003-10-15 13:29:37 UTC
FT->MMP: Please see comments from Matthias Hütsch. Thx.
Comment 12 matthias.mueller-prove 2003-11-05 19:04:07 UTC
I suppose this one belongs on your security zone.
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2008-05-07 09:58:11 UTC
*** Issue 89088 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 floeff+ooo 2009-06-13 21:24:15 UTC
Doesn't seem to fit very well into the idea of an open document format. ;-)
Closing this very old one...
Comment 15 Mechtilde 2009-07-12 18:59:05 UTC
wontfixed -> closed