Bug 70638 - ENHANCEMENT: Protect the *.odb-file by setting a password to the file
Summary: ENHANCEMENT: Protect the *.odb-file by setting a password to the file
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: accessibility, needsDevAdvice, topicDesign
: 113613 117796 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Password-Protected Base-Enhancements
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Reported: 2013-10-19 08:01 UTC by Soon
Modified: 2018-10-02 07:23 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Soon 2013-10-19 08:01:02 UTC
I have a suggestion to improve librebase.
Can you add the option to set a password to the file like msaccess?, so i can protect my databases.

Thanks in advance.
Operating System: All
Version: unspecified
Comment 1 Robert Großkopf 2013-10-19 08:15:52 UTC
I set this to new. It has never been implemented. It's implemented for all documents except for databases. Could it be internal databases couldn't work with such a protected file?
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:39:28 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 3 Gisbert 2017-02-23 15:11:04 UTC
I am missing this feature very much: it is needed to send and receive .odb-files containing sensitive data over the internet.
Of course I would have to unlock the .odb-file before starting to work or registering it...
In the meantime it would be nice to have a little macro-dialog to zip and unzip .odb-files with password protection.
Comment 4 Howard Johnson 2017-03-22 07:25:40 UTC
Until this exists in a one .odb file, one other possible workaround is to connect to the database (rather than use embedded), e.g. connect to MariaDB/MySQL, which has been set up with permissions, and also locate the database on a server that all parties can access.  

I think this is a very nice solution, and has a good track record for security, and data integrity, but clearly it's not as simple as a single encrypted .odb file.
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2017-11-02 23:09:34 UTC
*** Bug 113613 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 perie_gut 2018-09-20 04:03:48 UTC
any update on this feature?
Comment 7 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-02 07:23:18 UTC
*** Bug 117796 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***