I ran into an issue of updating themes or plugins because it’s required that I use FTP or FTPS (which isn’t the same as SFTP I read).
I did not want to enable FTP through my server. I’ve been using SSH and wanted to use that instead.
Luckily I found a plugin that will enable SSH SFTP. I just need to enter in my SSH private keys and passphrase and I’m set.
I can now safely update plugins or themes.