Bug 107894 - MAILMERGE: Integrate mail merge credential handling with OS services
Summary: MAILMERGE: Integrate mail merge credential handling with OS services
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Mail-Merge
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Reported: 2017-05-16 13:35 UTC by Gabor Kelemen
Modified: 2018-11-07 08:21 UTC (History)
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Description Gabor Kelemen 2017-05-16 13:35:15 UTC
Currently if someone wants to use mail merge from LO, she has to enter e-mail credentials in the Options - LibreOffice Writer - Mail Merge E-mail settings panel.

This is problematic in enterprise environments with many users, few administrators and a password policy that makes passwords expire after some months.

A better solution would be to - optionally - integrate the acquition of such data (Name, E-mail, Outgoing mail server user name and password) with the OS level user credential handling.

On Linux, I think this should be possible using gnome-online-accounts, for example.
On Windows, I'm told there are excellent SSO APIs for this as well.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2017-05-22 16:33:50 UTC
Sounds good -> NEW