How to Install Huntly on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Huntly on Your Synology NAS

Huntly is a self-hosted information management tool, in simple terms, contains the following features: RSS subscription and reading, automatically saves the pages that have been viewed, then you can save them to read later, add to favorites or archives. There is also a special treatment for Twitter sites that automatically saves the requested tweet timeline, recording whether it has been viewed or not and, in Huntly, you can even revisit these tweets in a more convenient way. You can search by title, content, type, favorite method, and other parameters. You can connect to other services – currently GitHub is supported, so it’s also a Github stars management tool. In the future, Huntly may also support connections to services like Pocket, Hypothesis, etc. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Huntly on your Synology NAS with Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Huntly v0.3.8 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Huntly Using Portainer.

  • 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

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.

Huntly Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2023

  • STEP 5

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

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  • 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 Huntly. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 5870

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  • 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.

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  • STEP 9

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

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  • STEP 10

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

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  • STEP 11

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 12

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 Huntly. 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=Huntly \
-p 5870:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/huntly:/data \
--restart always \
lcomplete/huntly

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  • STEP 13

After you click OK on STEP 12 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

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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 14

After you click Submit on STEP 13, select your “Install Huntly” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Huntly – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Huntly Synology NAS Set up 10 new 2024

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://huntly.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://huntly.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Huntly login page. Type in your own Username and Password then click CREATE ADMIN USER. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 17

Sign in using your Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 16.

  • STEP 18

Add your first FEED. On the left sidebar click +. Type in your own RSS URL link then click PREVIEW. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 19

Click FOLLOW. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 20

Your Huntly dashboard at a glance!

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Enjoy Huntly!

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This post was updated on Sunday / May 26th, 2024 at 2:29 AM