MacGPG: Cannot find certificates in LibreOffice
I cannot use the PGP certificate inside a LibreOffice document. I am able to do this in Linux and Windows with Kleoptatra...
Everything else seems to work with GPG-Suite. I'm able to sign emails (Thunderbird-Enigmail, iMail) and sign/encrypt files using Finder/Services.
Also, when I click on the certificate-manager button in LibreOffice, I get the error 'can't find the certificate manager'
Here's my setup: macOS Mojave, LibreOffice 184.108.40.206, GPG_Suite-2018.5
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Nov, 2018 10:20 PM
welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.
There is an open bug for Libreoffice #115538 which was files in february 2018 which addresses this problem:
You may want to add your +1 to that bug to raise awareness of the LibreOffice dev departement.
Sadly, there is nothing we can do to improve the situation on our side.
2 Posted by Luc Lalonde on 28 Nov, 2018 12:55 PM
Ok, just added my ‘mee too’...
Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 28 Nov, 2018 12:56 PM
Luc, back when I tried to debug this error I found that when LibreOffice is started from Terminal it works. So you might try that.
4 Posted by Luc Lalonde on 28 Nov, 2018 02:04 PM
This does not seem to work on Mojave...
Support Staff 5 Posted by Luke Le on 28 Nov, 2018 02:35 PM
Ah ok, that is possible. Last I tried it with was on a 10.11 system
Support Staff 6 Posted by Luke Le on 28 Nov, 2018 02:38 PM
Ah, you have to click on
Start Certificate manager…also errors out here. Not sure what the difference is, but
Sign Document…shows my keylist when LibreOffice is started via Terminal:
7 Posted by Luc Lalonde on 28 Nov, 2018 04:09 PM
No, that does not work for me.
Support Staff 8 Posted by Steve on 18 Sep, 2019 04:07 PM
This needs to be fixed in LibreOffice and https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=115538 is the correct bug for the problem. They have raised priority but no fix in sight so far.
Closing this discussion. Feel free to re-open if the LO bug is closed or you discover other news.
Steve closed this discussion on 18 Sep, 2019 04:07 PM.
Steve re-opened this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 02:40 PM
Support Staff 9 Posted by Steve on 08 Feb, 2022 02:40 PM
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=115538 seems to have been addressed in LibreOffice by updating gpgme.
The updated gpgme version has not yet made it into LibreOffice stable branch but can be tested in their latest nightly build from:
There are remaining problems with the implementation done by LibreOffice, however the initial problem that keys can't even be used is now a thing of the past.
Steve closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 02:40 PM.
Luc Lalonde re-opened this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 03:56 PM
10 Posted by Luc Lalonde on 08 Feb, 2022 03:56 PM
Tried the most recent nightly build of version 7.4Alpha. And yes, I
can now sign a document.
However, if you still get an error if you click on 'Start Certificate
At least this seems to be a good step in the right direction!
Thanks for the update!
Luc Lalonde, analyste
Département de génie informatique:
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On 2022-02-08 09:40, Steve wrote:
Support Staff 11 Posted by Steve on 08 Feb, 2022 03:59 PM
Please file a new bug at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi about remaining issues with the OpenPGP implementation and UI around it in LibreOffice. Thanks.
Steve closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 03:59 PM.
Luc Lalonde re-opened this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 04:26 PM
12 Posted by Luc Lalonde on 08 Feb, 2022 04:26 PM
On 2022-02-08 10:59, Steve wrote:
Support Staff 13 Posted by Steve on 08 Feb, 2022 09:28 PM
Steve closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2022 09:28 PM.