PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.00

Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Worked

This section provides a tutorial example on how to sign an OpenOffice.org 3 document with my personal certificate issued by CAcert.org.

With my personal certificate issued by a trusted CA and installed with "Internet Options", I think I should try to add a digital signature to an OpenOffice.org 3 document again.

1. Run OpenOffice.org 3 Writer and creates a document called Digital-Signature-Test.odt.

2. Click "Digital Signatures" from the "File" menu. The "Digital Signatures" dialog box shows up.

3. Click "Add" button. The "Select Certificate" dialog box shows up. My personal certificate, "CAcert WoT User", is listed there.

3. Select my certificate and click "OK" button. The "Signing data with your private exchange key" dialog box shows up with a message: "An application is requesting access to a Protected item. - CryptoAPI Private Key":
Signing data with your private exchange key

4. Click "OK". My digital signature is added to the OpenOffice.org document.

5. Click "Sign" button. A digital signature is added to the document. A special icon shows up in the OpenOffice.org status bar:
Digital Signature Icon in OpenOffice.org 3

Done. Now I have my OpenOffice.org document signed with my digital signature.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 8

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 3

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 OpenOffice.org 3 - Applying Digital Signatures

 Converting KeyStore Files to PKCS12 Files

 Importing Private-Public Key Pair with Internet Options

 Viewing a Certificate with a Private Key

 Importing CA Certificates into the Trusted Store

 Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Failed

 Generating CSR for a Personal Certificate

 Getting Personal Certificate Signed by CAcert.org

 Storing Personal Certificate with Its Keys

 Installing Personal Certificate with Internet Options

Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Worked

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 References

 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2011
Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Worked