How to Install Heimdall on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Heimdall on Your Synology NAS

Heimdall is a way to organise all those links to your most used web sites and web applications in a simple way. Simplicity is the key to Heimdall. Why not use it as your browser start page? It even has the ability to include a search bar using either Google, Bing or DuckDuckGo. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Heimdall on your Synology NAS using Portainer.

  • 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.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it heimdall. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 4

Inside the heimdall folder create a new folder and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.

2 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. Click + Add Stack. In the Name field type in heimdall. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "2.9"
services:
  heimdall:
    image: linuxserver/heimdall
    container_name: heimdall
    environment:
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/heimdall/config:/config
    ports:
      - 8056:80
      - 4443:443
    restart: always

After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/heimdall/config according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/heimdall/config or /volume3/docker/heimdall/config etc.

3 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 6

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.

4 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 7

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

5 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1. Remember that this is a free guide. Please support the content creator you love. 🙂

  • STEP 9

Before you open your browser, wait approximatively 5 minutes for the installation process to finish or you will get a blank page when you try to connect. After about 5 minutes open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8056/ Follow the instructions in the image below.

6 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 10

You can start to set up your Dashboard according to your preferences.

7 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 11

You can add local apps, or websites.

8 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 12

You can add a search bar.

9 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 13

You can organise everything in your Dashboard.

10 Install Heimdall Synology NAS set up docker portainer

  • STEP 14

You can create multiple users accounts and multiple dashboard.

connect

Note: You can add or remove users to access your Dashboard.
Note
: Find out how to update Heimdall container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Saturday / September 19th, 2020 at 9:27 PM