Created attachment 114396 [details]
Screenshot of pop-up window that asks for username for extension updates
Tools -> Extension Manager -> Check for updates.
Expected behavior: check for and propose updates, if available
Observed behavior: "Authentication required" window pops up, stating "Enter username and password for: updateexte.libreoffice.org" (see screenshot)
Clicking OK does nothing.
Clicking Cancel, after the second time, gives an error pop-up window: "General internet error has occurred."
Windows 7 professional (at work behind proxy, maybe related?)
See also http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/46901/auto-upgrade-update-promtp-for-password/ (by other user)
I tried to reproduce the bug in Windows 7 64-bit environment with LibreOffice Version: 126.96.36.199.It worked fine.Did not prompted for a authentication.I can make a suggestion.Sometimes it's asking Windows authentications if you're not using it with Admin privileges.
I tried running as administrator (Windows Start menu > right-click on LibreOffice Writer > run as administrator). Didn't resolve the problem.
I'm behind a proxy, but in Tools > Options > Internet > Proxy, "proxy server" is set to "system" so should work...
Is it still happening with LibreOffice 5.2?
Set to NEEDINFO.
Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
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Created attachment 133744 [details]
Dialog that asks for authorization when checking updates
Still the same behaviour with LibreOffice Writer 188.8.131.52 on Windows 10 Pro.
Solved. Problem was related to two old extensions that are apparently no longer maintained.
One part of problem traced to extension "COOoder" (https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/coooder).
Removing it solved one of the two demands for authentification.
Second (and final) part of the problem resolved by removing "American English spelling-hyphenation-thesaurus-797865-words" 2012.11.23 by "KPP and NA-DVD"
I suggest the offending extensions be checked, and if necessary removed from the official LibreOffice extension collection.