How to Install Huginn on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Huginn on Your Synology NAS

Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online when you are not at computer. Huginn can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn’s Agents can create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Huginn on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Huginn 2022.08.18 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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

Huginn 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.

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Huginn“. 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=huginn \
-p 3008:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/huginn:/config \
--restart always \

Huginn Synology NAS Set up 3 new2 2023

  • STEP 6

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

Huginn Synology NAS Set up 4 new

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Huginn 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. Before you open your browser, wait at least 2/5 minutes or you will get a blank error page. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3008

Huginn Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Type in the default Username and Password, then click Log in.

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

You can change username and password later.

Huginn Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Enjoy Huginn!

Huginn Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run Huginn container over 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 Huginn 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.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Tuesday / August 1st, 2023 at 7:06 PM