I followed the Digital Ocean tutorial for configuring secure updates for Wordpress using SSH keys and I am still being prompted for the FTP information when I try to install at new theme.
wp-config.php file I added:
define('FS_METHOD', 'direct'); define('FTP_PUBKEY','/home/wp-user/.ssh/wp_rsa.pub'); define('FTP_PRIKEY','/home/wp-user/.ssh/wp_rsa'); define('FTP_USER','wp-user'); define('FTP_PASS','wp-pass'); define('FTP_HOST','127.0.0.1:22');
wp-pass have been replaced by the appropriate user name and password. The
FS_METHOD line wasn’t in the tutorial, but something I saw suggested for related problems, e.g. here and here.
The permissions on the files are:
-rw-r--r-- 1 wp-user wp-user 755 Jul 16 21:03 authorized_keys -rw-r----- 1 wp-user www-data 3326 Jul 16 20:57 wp_rsa -rw-r----- 1 wp-user wp-user 738 Jul 16 21:00 wp_rsa.pub
The permissions on the
drwx------ 2 wp-user wp-user 4096 Jul 16 21:03 .ssh ... drwxrwxr-x 3 wp-user www-data 4096 Jul 13 13:51 www
I also prepended the RSA information in the
authorized_keys file with
from="127.0.0.1" and restarted apache with
sudo service apache2 restart more times than I care to admit.
Is there anything else I should be doing?
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