Gilles Gravier gilles at gravier.org
Wed Jan 20 12:52:06 UTC 2010


On 20/01/2010 12:47, H.S.Rai wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Gilles Gravier<ggravier at fsfe.org>  wrote:
>> What do you mean "e-signature"? Do you mean digital certificates? For
>> what use? Login on the system? Application authentication? SSO?
>> Or do you mean digital signature of documents?
> Signing of documents.

OpenOffice.org already can do digital signatures.

So in order to do that you need digital certificates. Either you 
outsource your certification authority (it's a complex business setting 
up the policies and procedures to run a CA with some kind of trust - 
technically it's easy ... install one of the several open source or 
commercial products and you are good to go).

Once you have digital certificats, OpenOffice lets you import them to 
its own certificate store, then you have a button to sign.

So... next question is... are you going to build your own CA? (you could 
try out NewPKI : http://www.newpki.org/ which is directly available - 
server and client - in Synaptics) Or do you use somebody else for that? 
(National CA that may be a local requirement, or somebody else like 

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