How to Install Grocy on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Grocy on Your Synology NAS

Grocy is a web-based self-hosted groceries & household management solution for your home. Cut down on food waste, and manage your chores with this brilliant utility. Keep track of your purchases, how much food you are wasting, what chores need doing and what batteries need charging with this proud Open Source tool. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Grocy on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Grocy v3.3.2-1 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 grocy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Grocy 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.

Grocy 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 Grocy“. 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=grocy \
-p 9111:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/grocy:/config \
--restart always \

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Grocy 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:9111 Type in the default username and password, then click OK.

Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

Note: You can change the default Username and Password later.

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

After you click OK on STEP 9 you will see your Grocy Dashboard.

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Click on Settings and then Manage API keys.

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Click Add to generate an API Key.

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

  1. Install the Grocy App on your Android Phone and then open it.
  2. In the Server URL area type in the http://Synology-ip-address:9111 from STEP 9. In the Valid API Key area type in your API key that you have previously generated at STEP 12, then click Login.
  3. Welcome to your Grocy App!

Grocy Synology NAS Set up 10

The Grocy phone app will let you use your phone camera to take photos of products and scan product barcodes.

Note: If you want to run the Grocy container over HTTPS, check my guide on 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 the Grocy container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
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Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Sunday / November 27th, 2022 at 12:40 AM