How to Install DailyTxT on Your Synology NAS

How to Install DailyTxT on Your Synology NAS

DailyTxT is an encrypted Diary Web-App to write down your stories of the day and to find them again easily. It is written in Python Flask (Backend) and Vue.JS (Frontend). In this step by step guide I will show you how to install DailyTxT on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 DailyTxT. 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=DailyTxT \
-p 8765:8765 \
-e PORT=8765 \
-e ALLOW_REGISTRATION=True \
-e SECRET_KEY=MariushostingMariushostingMari13 \
-v /volume1/docker/dailytxt:/app/data \
--restart always \
phitux/dailytxt

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for SECRET_KEY and add your own SECRET_KEY. MariushostingMariushostingMari13 is an example for a SECRET KEY. You should invent your own Value. Add 32 random characters, both letters and numbers.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install DailyTxT” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install DailyTxT – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:8765 Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Add your own Username and Password then click REGISTER. Follow the instructions in the image below.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Log in using your own Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 10. Click LOGIN. Follow the instructions in the image below.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

You can add not only text, but also multiple images on your daily notes. Click the upload icon to add images. Follow the instructions in the image below.

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy DailyTxT!

DailyTxT Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run the DailyTxT container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the DailyTxT container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Monday / October 24th, 2022 at 2:48 PM