How to Install FreshRSS on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FreshRSS on Your Synology NAS

FreshRSS is a free, self-hostable aggregator for RSS feeds. You can easily read your RSS feeds on your mobile without requiring any third-party application. With FreshRSS you can manage +100k articles without speed performance complaining. Your data is yours! Host your aggregator on your Synology NAS and do not depend on anyone. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FreshRSS on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • 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 freshrss. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FreshRSS 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.

FreshRSS 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 FreshRSS“. 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=freshrss \
-p 9009:80 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/freshrss:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/freshrss

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, 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, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/freshrss according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/freshrss or /volume3/docker/freshrss etc.

FreshRSS Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

FreshRSS Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

FreshRSS Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9009/ Select your Language then click Go to the next step. Follow the instructions in the image below.

6 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

After you click Go to the next step a new screen will open. Wait for Checks. Now click on Database Configuration. Follow the instructions in the image below.

7 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 11

Select SQLite as database. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

8 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 12

Choose your own username and password for the database. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

9 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 13

Click Complete installation. Follow the instructions in the image below.

10 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 14

Log in with username and password you have previously created on STEP 12. Follow the instructions in the image below.

11 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 15

Enjoy your FreshRSS!

12 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

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

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

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:38 PM