Hello, all. I know this question has been asked before, but I’ve been trying to secure my WordPress installation with SSH keys (so it’s a little bit safer). I followed the tutorial located here:
However, now when I go into my admin area and try to update or install a theme or plugin, it’s now asking me for my “wp-user” FTP credentials, instead of just auto-updating. I followed the tutorial to the letter, but I can’t make heads or tails of the “troubleshooting” section at the end. Everything looks like it’s absolutely set up correctly, but it seems the wp-user isn’t viewed as the “owner” of WordPress somehow (even though the ls -l command shows that it definitely is).
Is there something else I should attempt? I did try doing “sudo chown wp-user:www-data /var/www” (WordPress is installed in the root - and it’s not a 1-click install, it’s running LAMP and I manually installed it) but that didn’t do anything.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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