FileGator is a free, open-source, self-hosted web application for managing files and folders. FileGator has multi-user support so you can have admins and other users managing files with different access permissions, roles and home folders. If allowed, users can download multiple files or folders at once. File upload supports drag and drop, progress bar, pause and resume. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FileGator on your Synology NAS using Docker. Note: If you want, you can also install the great FileGator alternative Pingvin.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
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 FileGator. 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 filegator. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Right click on the filegator folder that you have previously created at STEP 10 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Done on STEP 14, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install FileGator“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=FileGator \ -p 5517:8080 \ -v /volume1/docker/filegator:/var/www/filegator/repository \ --restart always \ filegator/filegator:latest
After you click OK on STEP 17 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 18, select your “Install FileGator” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install FileGator – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://filegator.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://filegator.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the FileGator Login page. Type in the default Username and Password.
At the top right of the page click on the Admin tab to change the default password with your own password. Click Add files to add files on FileGator. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the FileGator container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Wednesday / April 26th, 2023 at 1:56 PM