I'm getting a tiny bit fed up with having to
chown 777 my entire WordPress folder in order to auto update a plugin, and then set the permissions back again. I've looked around for fixes now, but no fix I try seems to work.
I'm on an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04. So, the Apache2 installation is stock standard out of the box, runs as the www-data user.
I've set my owner:groups to my entire project to ubuntu:www-data, and the permissions through the bank is set to
774, meaning that either the ubuntu user, or the www-data group will have full read/write access to the file structure.
Whenever I try to update WordPress however, it asks me for FTP/SFTP details, so in order to get that going away, I need to run
chown -R 777 ... on the entire project folder.
That's annoying, and I've got no clue as to why this is happening. How can WordPress execute something other than the Apache2 user?