How to Install Gitness on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Gitness on Your Synology NAS

Gitness is an open source development platform from Harness that unifies managing your source code repositories and development lifecycle pipelines. Gitness is packed with the power of code hosting and automated DevOps pipelines. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Gitness on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Gitness v2.22.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

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 4

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

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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 Gitness. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3745

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

  • STEP 8

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

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

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

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

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

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create three new folders inside the gitness folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them data, db, git. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 13

In the Name field type in gitness. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: postgres:16
    container_name: Gitness-DB
    hostname: gitness-db
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "gitness", "-U", "gitnessuser"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/gitness/db:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw
    environment:
      POSTGRES_DB: gitness
      POSTGRES_USER: gitnessuser
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: gitnesspass
    restart: on-failure:5

  gitness:
    image: harness/gitness:latest
    container_name: Gitness
    hostname: gitness
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    ports:
      - 3745:3000
    environment:
      GITNESS_DATABASE_DRIVER: postgres
      GITNESS_DATABASE_DATASOURCE: 'postgres://gitnessuser:gitnesspass@gitness-db:5432/gitness?sslmode=disable'
      GITNESS_GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN_TIME: 600s
      GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_EMAIL: yourown@email
      GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_PASSWORD: mariushosting
      GITNESS_TOKEN_COOKIE_NAME: MariushostingMariushostingMarixx
      GITNESS_TOKEN_EXPIRE: 1000h
      GITNESS_URL_API: http://localhost:3000/api
      GITNESS_URL_GIT: http://localhost:3000/git
      GITNESS_URL_BASE: https://gitness.yourname.synology.me
      GITNESS_USER_SIGNUP_ENABLED: true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/gitness/data:/data:rw
      - /volume1/docker/gitness/git:/git:rw
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      db:
        condition: service_healthy

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_EMAIL and type in your own email. You will need this email later at STEP 17.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_PASSWORD and type in your own password. You will need this password later at STEP 17.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for GITNESS_TOKEN_COOKIE_NAME and add your own COOKIE SECRET KEY. MariushostingMariushostingMari13 is an example for a COOKIE SECRET KEY. You should invent your own Value. Add 32 random characters, only letters, NOT numbers.
Note: On the Environment variables change the value for GITNESS_URL_BASE. Type in your own synology.me DDNS that you have previously created at STEP 6 with https at the beginning.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2024

  • STEP 14

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://gitness.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://gitness.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the main Gitness login page. Type in your own GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_EMAIL and GITNESS_PRINCIPAL_ADMIN_PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 13. Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Click + New Project to add your first Project. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Gitness Synology NAS Set up 12

Enjoy Gitness!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

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This post was updated on Thursday / February 8th, 2024 at 2:43 AM