Databag is a tiny lightweight self-hosted federated messenger for the decentralized web. Notable features include being decentralized (direct communication between app and server node) and Federated (accounts on different nodes can communicate). In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Databag on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.
Databag v1.0.9 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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.
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.
Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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 Databag. After that, add the following instructions:
Check Enable HSTS
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.
Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. 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 databag. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
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.
In the Name field type in databag. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: databag: container_name: Databag image: balzack/databag:latest healthcheck: test: curl -f http://localhost:7000/ || exit 1 mem_limit: 2g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true ports: - 7007:7000 volumes: - /volume1/docker/databag:/var/lib/databag:rw environment: ADMIN: Mariushosting1984@@_^_^ restart: on-failure:5
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for ADMIN. Type in your own password. Mariushosting1984@@_^_^ is an example for a password.
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.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Please wait approximately 2 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank Synology page if you try to connect too soon. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://databag.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://databag.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Databag Login page. At the top right of the page click on the gear icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Type in the password you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click on the little Profile icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Copy the Browser Link. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Paste the Browser Link you have previously copied at STEP 19 in a new browser tab. Create your own account with your own details. Click Create Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your private Databag at a glance!
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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This post was updated on Saturday / August 19th, 2023 at 6:35 PM