I don't recall if the wordpress install originally asks for an ftp user but if it did I didn't set it up to begin with.
I want to use it now so I can autoupdate plugins and wp versions.
I installed proftp and created a user, wpftp. When I go to autoupdate it can log in with the ftp user and password but it fails to create directories. I created the directory manually but then it was unable to remove the old plugin.
Anyone able to help?