How to Install Easy Gate on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Easy Gate on Your Synology NAS

Easy Gate is a simple web application built in Go and React that acts as the home page for your self-hosted infrastructure. Services and notes are parsed from a JSON file in real-time (without restarting the application). Services and notes can be assigned to one or more groups to show items only to specific users (based on their IP addresses). In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Easy Gate on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Easy Gate v1.2.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center“.

Synology NAS DSM 7 Text Editor Package

  • STEP 4

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

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Download (click on the blue link below) then upload the easy-gate.json file below in the easygate folder that you created at STEP 4. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Download easy-gate.json

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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 Easy Gate. 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=easy-gate \
-p 4048:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/easygate/easy-gate.json:/etc/easy-gate/easy-gate.json \
--restart always \
r7wx/easy-gate

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 6

  • 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:4048 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Double click on your easy-gate.json file to manually add, remove or modify the parameters on the start-up page. After you modify and save the file with your own parameters, just stop the container then restart it again to see your changes. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: Icons are provided by the Font Awesome library. Get the appropriate icon name by using the Font Awesome website (only free icons are available).

Easy Gate Synology NAS Set up 8

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

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This post was updated on Tuesday / September 6th, 2022 at 12:52 AM