RedOffice is the proprietary office suit based on OpenOffice.org
provided by the company RedFlag2000 in China.
The features of RedOffice include
better chinese language and localization support
chinese style documents support and etc.
OpenOffice Document Security
The current OpenOffice security mechanisms include:
Password based encryption, defined in “Open Document
Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0
Specification” section 16.3.
Digital signature based on PKI, provided in OpenOffice.org
3.0, menu:file:digital signatures ...
Our Aim is ...
To enhance RedOffice/OpenOffice documents security with
What is Required
Compared with PDF document, OpenOffice document lacks:
Certificate based document encryption.
GUI supported key/certificate generation and management.
Graphical digital signature display.
And even more ...
In password based encryption, users always choose very weak
passwords, which makes the encrypted documents easily broken.
Password generator is a program/extension which helps the user
to generate more secure and easily remembered passwords.
Certificate Based Encryption
With certificate based encryption an Office author can encrypt a
document with multiple recipient’s certificates.
For a group of users to share documents, certificate based
encryption is much more easier and secure than password based
Current OpenOffice.org requires the user to import certificates
and private keys for digital signature generation, while does not
provide certificate management functionalities.
Certificate Extension: Certificate and key pair generation utilities
Crypto Framework Extension
A cryptographic framework extension for RedOffice/
The cryptographic API is based on the PKCS #11: Cryptographic
Token Interface Standard, supported on both Windows and
Third party cryptographic algorithms, modules and hardware
tokens such as smart card and USB key can be integrated into
Identity based encryption, for simplicity of public key
Attribute based encryption, for simplicity of document sharing
and access control based on document encryption.
Paper Based Security
When a document is printed on the paper, all the security
attributes are disappeared.
With printed 1-D or 2-D barcode, the security attributes can be
reserved on the printed paper documents.
Key Management Service
Basically, it is a PKI Certificate Authority with additional
Generation, distribution, management of keys and certificates.
Supporting advanced cryptography and key policies.
Document Security Service
An ordinary office user only know who is the document recipient,
without the detailed knowledge of how to protect the document.
Document security service is an online service to provide
RedOffice/OpenOffice.org documents with automated public key
encryption, digital signature and other security attributes.
The service will choose what kind of security mechanisms and
policies should be applied to the document, and executes the
corresponding security operations.
for more details, connect <firstname.lastname@example.org>