How to Install Claper on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Claper on Your Synology NAS

Claper turns your presentations into an interactive, engaging and exciting experience. Claper has a two-sided mission. The first one is to help people presenting an idea or a message by giving them the opportunity to make their presentation unique and to have real-time feedback from their audience. The second one is to help each participant take their place, be an actor in the presentation, in the meeting, and to feel important and useful. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Claper on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Claper v1.7.0 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.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Claper 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 Claper. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 4400

Claper 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.

Claper 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.

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

Claper Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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

Claper 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 claper. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: postgres
    container_name: Claper-DB
    hostname: claper-db
    mem_limit: 512m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "claper", "-U", "claperuser"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/claper/db:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw
    environment:
      POSTGRES_DB: claper
      POSTGRES_USER: claperuser
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: claperpass
    restart: on-failure:5

  claper:
    image: ghcr.io/claperco/claper:1.4.0
    container_name: Claper
    hostname: claper
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    user: 1026:100
    ports: 
      - 4400:4000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/claper/data:/app/lib/claper-1.4.0/priv/static/uploads:rw
    environment:
      DATABASE_URL: postgres://claperuser:claperpass@claper-db:5432/claper
      SECRET_KEY_BASE: 0LZiQBLw4WvqPlz4cz8RsHJlxNiSqM9B48y4ChyJ5v1oA0L/TPIqRjQNdPZN3iEG
      ENDPOINT_HOST: claper.yourname.synology.me
      ENDPOINT_PORT: 4000
      MAX_FILE_SIZE_MB: 15
      ENABLE_ACCOUNT_CREATION: true
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      db:
        condition: service_healthy

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for ENDPOINT_HOST and type in your own synology.me DDNS without https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

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.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

Claper 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://claper.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://claper.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Claper Login page. At the top right of the page click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Click Create account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Type in your own Email and Password then click Create account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

At the top right of the page click Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 21

Upload your own presentation in a PDF, PPT or PPTX format. Give a name to your presentation, then select the time frame when your Presentation will be available. Click Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 22

Wait a few seconds until your presentation is ready.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 23

Click Present/Customize to view your presentation and Join to join the chat. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Claper Synology NAS Set up 17

Present Customize:

Claper Synology NAS Set up 18

Chat:

Claper Synology NAS Set up 19

  • STEP 24

If you want to disable Account creation, change the following line in the compose at STEP 13: ENABLE_ACCOUNT_CREATION: false instead of ENABLE_ACCOUNT_CREATION: true then update the stack.

Enjoy Claper!

Note: Read the Claper Full Documentation.

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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:52 PM