Bug 89175 - LibreOffice Viewer for Android does not open password-protected files
Summary: LibreOffice Viewer for Android does not open password-protected files
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Android Viewer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: ARM Android
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
QA Contact:
: 89892 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: mabAndroid
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Reported: 2015-02-06 14:57 UTC by Jan Holesovsky
Modified: 2017-02-24 09:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jan Holesovsky 2015-02-06 14:57:00 UTC
So far we cannot open password protected files - the UI to enter the password is missing so far, unfortunately
Comment 1 Christian Lohmaier 2015-10-03 20:23:48 UTC
*** Bug 89892 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jim Mayer 2015-10-31 15:32:12 UTC
For what it's worth, access to password protected documents is the single feature that would get me to start using this application. I have a small number of documents that I'd like to store in various "cloud" services (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). Some are spreadsheets, some regular documents, but all either are, or could be, handled nicely by Libreoffice. I could use a general encryption package like Boxcryptor, but password protecting individual documents would be a lot more convenient for me. Thanks!
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 12:09:21 UTC
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Comment 4 Yuri 2017-01-04 04:24:17 UTC
I can confirm that so far (2017-01-04) the LOVA (LibreOffice Viewer for Android) app is still unable to open password-protected files.

I've just installed LOVA's latest version (V8) on my Android smartphone (Motorola RAZR HD, model XT925, ARM CPU, Android OS version 4.4.2, phone's tech specs available at http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Motorola-RAZR-HD_id7486) and attempted to open some password-protected files (ODS and ODT files). In all cases, the same thing happened: after I selected which password-protected file I wanted to open, the LOVA's GUI closed (crashed, apparently), instead of showing me the window/field where I was supposed to provide the unlocking password.
Comment 5 Rexy 2017-02-24 09:15:16 UTC
I confirm this bug with exactly the same behaviour as described by YURI.
My system : Moto G+ - Android 6.0.1
Libreoffice Viewer version BuilID 4136757