How to Install Firefox on Your Synology NAS

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Firefox Browser, also known as Mozilla Firefox or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. Firefox is more than a browser. It’s a whole family of products designed to keep you safer and smarter online. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Firefox on your Synology NAS using Docker. Note: You can also install ChromiumOpera or Mullvad Browser to surf the web using your NAS.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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

Firefox 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.

Firefox 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 Firefox“. Uncheck “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=firefox \
-p 5812:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/firefox:/config \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e CUSTOM_USER=marius \
-e PASSWORD=mariushosting \
--shm-size="5gb" \
--restart=always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/firefox

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 3 new3 2023

  • STEP 6

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

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2023

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Firefox 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:5812 If everything goes right, you will see the Firefox Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 10 new 2023

  • STEP 10

Search for something!

Firefox Synology NAS Set up 11 2023

Enjoy Firefox!

Note: If you want to run the Firefox container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Firefox work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
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This post was updated on Saturday / April 29th, 2023 at 12:04 AM