How to Install Chibisafe on your Synology NAS

How to Install Chibisafe on your Synology NAS

Chibisafe is a file uploader service written in node that aims to be easy to use and easy to set up. It’s easy to use, easy to deploy, free and open source. It accepts files, photos, documents, anything you imagine and gives you back a shareable link for you to send to others. Chibisafe supports both public and private mode. Public mode lets anyone sign up and start uploading files to the service, whereas in private mode only users with an invite link can do so. During upload, if the file is big, it’s automatically split into chunks to minimize the chance of network failures, enabling you to retry each chunk up to 5 times. Users can also create an API key to use with 3rd party applications to interact directly with their account. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Chibisafe on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Chibisafe v6.0.6 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.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Chibisafe 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 Chibisafe. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 2425

Chibisafe 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.

Chibisafe 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.

Chibisafe 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 chibisafe. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create three new folders inside the chibisafe folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them db, logs, uploads. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

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 13

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  chibisafe:
    image: chibisafe/chibisafe:v5.6.9
    container_name: Chibisafe
    mem_limit: 8g
    cpu_shares: 2048
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/chibisafe/db:/home/node/chibisafe/database:rw
      - /volume1/docker/chibisafe/uploads:/home/node/chibisafe/uploads:rw
      - /volume1/docker/chibisafe/logs:/home/node/chibisafe/logs:rw
    ports:
      - 2425:8000
    restart: on-failure:5

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://chibisafe.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://chibisafe.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Chibisafe Login Page. At the top of the page, click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Type in the default Username and Password, then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

⚠️Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Change the Chibisafe default admin password with your own password, then click Change password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

Log in to your Chibisafe instance using admin as username and the password you have previously created at STEP 19. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 21

Start uploading your own files by clicking the drop files square. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 22

Your uploaded files at a glance. Click on a file. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 23

You can share your favorite files online with your friends or family. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 17

  • STEP 24

On the left sidebar, you can click Settings to access the Chibisafe settings and change them according to your needs. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chibisafe Synology NAS Set up 18

Enjoy Chibisafe!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

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This post was updated on Sunday / April 14th, 2024 at 3:05 AM