I'm trying to update both core and some modules via the web interface.
My webhost requires SFTP connection. However, through the Backdrop web interface linked above I only see FTP as a connection option. When I use working credentials in the web update interface, I get an error saying that I can't connect to the FTP server.
Is this likely an issue that the server only accepts SFTP connections and not FTP connections? If that is the case, are there plans afoot to perform web interface updates via SFTP? It would be really handy to be able to just click and button and fill in credentials to perform an update. Thanks in advance.
If I got it correctly, nathancraig tried to use the UI ("through the Backdrop web interface linked above"). But depending on the server configuration (at least in Drupal) it can happen that you have to put FTP credentials while updating a module via the user interface.
I guess the solution is to configure the server in a way that you don't need (S)FTP credentials. Here's a short article about it (regarding Drupal):