How to Install AnonFiles on Your Synology NAS

How to Install AnonFiles on Your Synology NAS

AnonFiles or AnonUpload is a simple, databaseless PHP file uploader. It’s built with privacy in mind, by not showing the direct filename used. AnonFiles is designed to work anywhere! Nginx, Apache, Lightspeed, anything will work! No rewrites, just pure PHP. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install AnonUpload on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest AnonUpload v1.0.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in AnonFiles. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: anonfiles.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9840

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

  • STEP 8

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it anonfiles. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Right click on the anonfiles folder that you have previously created at STEP 10 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

After you click Done on STEP 14, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 17

In the Name field type in anonfiles. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.9'
services:
    supernova3339:
        container_name: AnonFiles
        ports:
            - 9840:80
        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/anonfiles:/var/www/html/files
        environment:
            - ADMIN_EMAIL=yourown@email
            - ADMIN_PASSWORD=mariushosting
            - APP_FILELIST=jpeg,jpg,gif,png,zip,xls,doc,pdf,mp3,mp4,mpeg,wav,avi,rar,7z,txt
            - APP_SIZE_VERIFICATION=true
            - APP_FILE_DESTINATION=files
            - APP_BASE_URL=https://anonfiles.yourname.synology.me
            - APP_MAX_SIZE=1000000000000
            - APP_MIN_SIZE=0
            - APP_CONTACT_EMAIL=supergate84@gmail.com
            - APP_DOWNLOAD_TIME=3
        image: ghcr.io/supernova3339/anonfiles:1

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for ADMIN_EMAIL and add your own email.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for ADMIN_PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for APP_BASE_URL and type in your own synology.me DDNS with https at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for APP_CONTACT_EMAIL and add your own email.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 18

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 19

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 20

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 21

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://anonfiles.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://anonfiles.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the AnonFiles main page. Drag your files in the square, then click upload. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 22

To access your admin page type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://anonfiles.yourname.synology.me/admin/ In my case it’s https://anonfiles.mariushosting.synology.me/admin/ If everything goes right, you will see the AnonFiles Login page.  Note: If you forget to add /admin/ after your synology.me DDNS, you will get an error message. Type in your own email and password that you have previously created at STEP 17 then click SIGN IN. Follow the instructions in the image below.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 16

Your Anonfiles Admin Panel at a glance.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 17

You can delete or review all the files that were previously uploaded anonymously at STEP 21.

AnonFiles Synology NAS Set up 18

Enjoy AnonFiles!

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This post was updated on Thursday / January 12th, 2023 at 1:04 PM