How to Install Chatpad AI on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Chatpad AI on Your Synology NAS

Recently, there has been a surge of UIs for ChatGPT, making it the new “to-do app” that everyone wants to try their hand at. Chatpad AI sets itself apart with a broader vision – to become the ultimate interface for ChatGPT users. The cool thing about Chatpad AI is that it requires no setup, no persistent volumes, you can start to use it immediately at the speed of thought. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Chatpad AI on your Synology NAS with Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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.

OpenAI Key 1 Synology

  • STEP 4

Give it a Name then click Create secret key. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenAI Key 2 Synology

  • STEP 5

Save your own API Key somewhere secure because you will need it later at STEP 12. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenAI Key 3 Synology

  • STEP 6

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Chatpad AI. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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=Chatpad-AI \
-p 5690:80 \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/deiucanta/chatpad:latest

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 6

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 9

After you click Submit on STEP 8, select your “Install Chatpad AI” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Chatpad AI – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

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  • STEP 11

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:5690 Choose Dark mode from the left sidebar then click Enter OpenAI Key. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Paste your own API Key that you have previously generated at STEP 5 then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

In the left sidebar click + New Chat, then type in your own message at the bottom of the page. After that, click send. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chatpad AI Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Chatpad AI!

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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 Chatpad AI container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Monday / January 29th, 2024 at 1:09 AM