I had trouble auto updating WordPress and once figured it out and did it successfully but I couldn’t remember how I did it the last time. Well I’m happy to have it figured out and want to document it here. I was having trouble when auto updating, when I initiated the update I received an error message indicating that WordPress couldn’t update or create files and folders. I rediscovered that if I deactivate the plugins “AskApache Password Protect” and “WP Security Scan” the auto update went flawlessly and after that I simply reactivated the plugins and all was good. Here’s to hoping this helps someone and reminds me for the next time.