Chat with GPT, abbreviation CWGPT, is an open-source, unofficial ChatGPT app with extra features and more ways to customize your experience. It connects ChatGPT with you own API Key and with an extra API Key from ElevenLabs to give ChatGPT a realistic human voice during the interaction. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Chat with GPT on your Synology NAS with Docker.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
Log in to your OpenAI Platform. At the bottom of the page, click Personal then API keys. Click +Create new secret key. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Give it a Name then click Create secret key. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Save your own API Key somewhere secure because you will need it later at STEP 13. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it cwgpt. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install CWGPT. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=CWGPT \ -p 5551:3000 \ -v /volume1/docker/cwgpt:/app/data \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/cogentapps/chat-with-gpt:release
After you click OK on STEP 8 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 9, select your “Install CWGPT” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install CWGPT – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5551 At the top right of the page click on the little gear icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
A new window will open. Click on the User tab then paste your own API Key that you have previously generated at STEP 5. Click Save and Close. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the window at the bottom of the page type in your own message, then click the send icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy the generated AI answer at a glance.
Enjoy Chat with GPT!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: If you want to run the Chat with GPT container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. ⚠️Warning: I do not recommend running Chat with GPT via Reverse Proxy. This product should be used only on localhost. Why don’t I recommend running it via Reverse Proxy? Because if someone were to know your HTTPS address, then they can use your API key for free and charge you if you have a PLUS plan.
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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:25 AM