On 02/05/02 3:08, "ewitness - Ben Fowler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I have a question: >>> with FOP, Is possible to lock with a password >>> the PDF Document generated??? >> >> No. >> >> [ snip ] >> You will have to do some post-processing with other software. > > Is this something that is not implemented? Or something > that is thought to be not possible or not desirable? As far as I know it's something that is beyond the capabilities of FOP and something that should stay there. > > My understanding is that is is possible to both digitally > sign and encrypt PDF files. Using Acrobat you can do that and a lot more. However I don't think that's what Fop was designed for. You can always use Acrobat to polish a document produced with Fop. > > This is described in the 'ppk_pdfspec.pdf' downloadable. The fact that it is on the spec doesn't mean that it has to be implemented by Fop. Before worrying about encryption and digital signatures, Fop needs to achieve full conformance to the basic FO specification. Remember, Fop deals primarily with XSL:Fo and PDF is only one of the output methods. > > Is it known that digital signing needs some form of authorit > not available to authors of FOP/Apache? No. If I understand it correctly you can sign your documents with any public/private key pair. Any cryptographic code may be subject to export restrictions from the US and maybe other restrictions from other countries > > If so, it should surely be still possible to encrypt/lock > a document. Do I hear you volunteering to write the code to do it? > > Ben. -- Carlos E. Araya ---+ WebCT Administrator/Trainer P | California Virtual Campus - | C/O De Anza College G | 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd ---+ Cupertino, CA 95014 email [EMAIL PROTECTED] web http://www.cvc1.org/ (work) http://www.silverwolf-net.net (personal) phone 408 257 0420 (work) PGP Fingerprint: E629 5DFD 7EAE 4995 E9D7 3D2F 5A9F 0CE7 DFE7 1756 "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons....for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup and mayonnaise.."