How to Install Flame on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Flame on Your Synology NAS

Flame is a self-hosted dashboard for your server that also doubles as a start page. Flame is very easy to set up and use which is why I like it so much. With built-in editors, it allows you to set up your very own application hub in no time; and no file editing is necessary. It allows you to add links to your docker applications and you can upload your own icons, or go for the pre-selected icons. You can also add your favorite bookmarks for easy access. Flame is something you will find you can’t live without! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Flame on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Flame v1.7.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Flame Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Flame 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 Flame. 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=flame \
-p 5210:5005 \
-v /volume1/docker/flame:/app/data \
--restart always \
pawelmalak/flame

Flame Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Flame Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Flame Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • 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:5210 Start adding applications and/or bookmarks. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flame Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Add your App Name and App URL. You can upload your own icons, or go for the pre-selected icons. Click Add new application to confirm and save the settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flame Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

You can change your current theme and different settings. Click on the gear icon at the bottom left. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flame Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Select your favorite theme, add weather, remove search bar from the dashboard, remove welcome message add custom CSS etc. After the settings are saved, click Go back. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flame Synology NAS Set up 9

Your dashboard with the new theme!

Flame Synology NAS Set up 10

Your dashboard without the search bar and welcome message – a very clean interface.

Flame Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy Flame!

Note: If you want to run Flame container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Flame container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Tuesday / October 12th, 2021 at 1:30 AM