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Hi :)
I think post it as a bug-report.

I'm sure you are probably experienced at this but jic, and mostly for other
people to take note of  ...
When you post a bug-report it's a lot like writing an email.  The subject
line needs to be a very short indication of what the problem is.  People
have a tendency to write something like "problem with LibreOffice" but
since all bug-reports are problems and the whole bug-reporting system is
dedicated to just LibreOffice such a line doesn't help.  For this
bug-report something like "certificates, attaching self-signed or personal
ones in LO 5.0.2 in Windows", something nice and succinct.  Being succinct
is NOT something i'm good at!! So, you'll probably have a better idea.

Note that you can always add extra 'emails', including attachments, to it
later.  So you can post with fairly little information if you need to dig
around to find all the bits&bobs a good bug-report would need.  It's better
if you can get it all together fairly quickly but doesn't all HAVE to be in
the first post = it's just better if you can.

There are several drop-down menus to set "urgency" and stuff.  Mostly QA
and the devs handle that but one of them has "feature request" as one of
the options.  It might be worth posting this as a feature request.

It sounds like LibreOffice can use either a "self-signed" one or a
"personal" one.  I read those instructions as just advice that it's better
to use "a personal certificate".

It sounds like whichever you use is used in the same way but that if you
can use a "personal" one it is likely to be even more trusted than a
self-signed one.  I think just go for a self-signed one for now unless you
already have a "personal" one = or unless you are doing this as part of the
verification process or something like that.

There is online help in the wiki and an Faq in there.  If you can read
something other than English then the online help or the help built into
LibreOffice might give slightly different instructions that help you figure
out how to attach the certificates.  If you only read English it still
might but the translated versions of all other documentation tends to be
better in non-English.  The English version is designed to be easier to
translate.  In English the best help is the published guides that you've
already read.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 15 October 2015 at 11:07, Евгений <> wrote:


"Writer 4.2 Guide" from second link.

Certificate Path

This option appears only on Linux and Mac systems. On Windows, LibreOffice
the default Windows location for storing and retrieving certificates.

Users can digitally sign documents using LibreOffice. A digital signature
requires a personal
signing certificate. Most operating systems can generate a self-signed
certificate. However, a
personal certificate issued by an outside agency (after verifying an
individual's identity) has a
higher degree of trust associated with it than does a self-signed
certificate. LibreOffice does not
provide a secure method of storing these certificates, but it can access
certificates that have
been saved using other programs. Click Certificate and select which
certificate store to use.

Is it mean, that in LO i can use only self-signed certificates to sign

My problem is that LO do not add my certificate, but can see it in
certificate store (i try it on windows).
Is it bug and i should report it or this is normal behavior?

12.10.2015, 22:56, "Tom Davies" <>:
Hi :)
Do the "Published Guides" help at all? They are both here;
and here;
and a few other places but those two links have them for free.

The Published Guides are usually the best documentation in English. There
is the Faq and the 'in-built' help but the Published Guides tend to be a
LOT better. The other help tends to be MUCH easier to translate, and
people work hard at that, so the translations tend to be excellent but
English please try the Published Guides. Having said that i'm not sure if
they cover this issue! Please let us know.
Regards from
Tom :) xxxx

On 12 October 2015 at 14:49, Philip Jackson <>

 Hi, I have been using signatures occasionally over the past couple of
 without any problem. I initially used Firefox to load my signature
 with the root. LO swriter then had no problem finding the certificate
 signing with it.

 Now, my old certificate has expired and I have the replacement
 installed in FireFox..

 Your email prompted me to try and sign a document with my new
 certificate. LO
 cannot see my new certificate (only the old expired one).

 As usual (see recent threads) the LO Help doesn't actually help very
 much. It
 talks about an ADD button in the Digital Signing dialog but I don't
get an
 button. I can sign with the old certificate even though it is expired
 the document shows that the signature is broken.

 I used FireFox to remove my expired certificate and even after
 LO only
 sees the expired one and not the new one. Still no ADD button so does
 users to a single certificate ? Where does LO store the certificates ?

 I found the answer to this by looking in the LO writer
 Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Security tab

 There the bottom item was Certificate Path and it gave me two choices :
 profile or Thunderbird profile

 My LO was on Thunderbird's profile and I had forgotten to update that
 my new certificate details. So I switched to FireFox which was up to

 After re-starting LO, my document could be signed by the new

 I updated my Thunderbird profile with the new certificate and set LO to
 Thunderbird. After restarting LO, I tried to resign the document. But
 from the
 Thunderbird profile, LO only sees the outdated certificate.

 So I conclude several points :

 1. LO Writer can only see 1 certificate in either FireFox or
 profiles and that is the oldest of however many certs are present.

 2. If the oldest is out of date - tough

 3. LO Help button on the digital signing dialog box lands the user on a
 which correctly announces that it has no information.

 4. searching on the LO Help website finds some help which talks of
 ADD button to add a certificate. But at least with LO (Ubuntu
 1404 LTS
 with their latest updates), I cannot find any such button.

 5. My solution was to delete the expired certificate from FireFox
 LO correctly used the new one which had remained invisible up to that

 I am not sure that time expired certs should be deleted. They are
 needed to verify old signatures or to decrypt old files.


 On 12/10/15 04:14, Евгений wrote:
 > No one here used signatures?
 > No one can help or give some advices to resolve problem?
 > 07.10.2015, 10:00, "Евгений" <>:
 >> Hello.
 >> Can someone help me with digital signatures?
 >> I tried LO 5.0.2, and even AOO 4.1.1 on windows server 2008
 >> I have imported root CA certificate. I have copied private and
 keys to registry from token.
 >> My certificate is valid.
 >> When i use "File - Digital signatures" and try to add one to
document -
 nothing happens.
 >> I can see my certificate details from LO dialog, but when i select
 and press OK - none added to document.
 >> Document - ODT file.
 >> No errors or other messages appeared.
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