How to Install Fireshare on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Fireshare on Your Synology NAS

With Fireshare you can easily share your game clips, videos, or other media via unique links. The goal of Fireshare is to provide a very simple and easy way for you to share any videos you have through a unique link. All you have to do is put your videos in a folder and Fireshare will take care of the rest. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Fireshare on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Fireshare v1.2.6 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

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  • STEP 2B

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.

  • STEP 3

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 Fireshare. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: fireshare.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 5738

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

Now create one new folders inside the fireshare folder that you created at STEP 9 and name it “processing“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 11

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

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 12

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 Fireshare. 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=fireshare \
-p 5738:80 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e ADMIN_PASSWORD=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/fireshare:/data \
-v /volume1/docker/fireshare/processing:/processed \
-v /volume1/web/video:/videos \
--restart always \
shaneisrael/fireshare

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 Run command area, change the value for ADMIN_PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/fireshare/processing:/processed \ you have to add your personal path to videos. For example I have used my personal videos path folder -v /volume1/web/video:/videos\ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/video:/videos  \

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 13

After you click OK on STEP 12 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 14

After you click OK on STEP 13, select your “Install Fireshare” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Fireshare – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://fireshare.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://fireshare.mariushosting.synology.me Click Login at the bottom left of the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 13 new

  • STEP 17

After you click Login at STEP 16, you will be asked to add your Username and Password. The default username is admin and the password is your own password you have previously chosen at STEP 12. Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 14 new

  • STEP 18

Click Scan Library. Wait some minutes. Your video library will be scanned. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 15 new

  • STEP 19

Refresh the page after a couple of minutes to see your videos listed. You can also upload videos from your own computer. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 16 new

  • STEP 20

Click the share link present in your videos after you click to view it. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 17 new

  • STEP 21

Paste the link you have previously copied at STEP 20 in a new browser window. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fireshare Synology NAS Set up 18 new

Troubleshooting: Make sure Rule 5 is correctly applied on your Synology NAS Firewall configuration.

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This post was updated on Tuesday / November 15th, 2022 at 8:09 PM