How to Install Kanboard on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Kanboard on Your Synology NAS

Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. Kanboard is an extremely simple kanban board, but still so powerful, elegant, and the updates are very frequent. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Kanboard on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Kanboard v1.2.26 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.

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Kanboard 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 kanboard. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 7565

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 3 new

  • 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.

Kanboard 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.

Kanboard 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 kanboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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

Kanboard 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 kanboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: '3.9'
services:
  kanboard:
    image: kanboard/kanboard:latest
    ports:
      - 7565:80
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/kanboard/data:/var/www/app/data
      - /volume1/docker/kanboard/plugins:/var/www/app/plugins
      - /volume1/docker/kanboard/ssl:/etc/nginx/ssl
    environment:
      DATABASE_URL: mysql://kanboard:kanboard-secret@db/kanboard
  db:
    image: mariadb:latest
    command: --default-authentication-plugin=mysql_native_password
    environment:
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: secret
      MYSQL_DATABASE: kanboard
      MYSQL_USER: kanboard
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: kanboard-secret
    volumes:
    - /volume1/docker/kanboard/db:/var/lib/mysql

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 8 new

  • 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.

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 9 new

  • STEP 15

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

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

Please wait approximately 5 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank page with an error if you try to connect too soon. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://kanboard.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://kanboard.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the kanboard login page. Add the default username and password then click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below. 

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

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Your Kanboard dashboard will look like this.

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Change the default password. At the top right of the page click on “My profile” then Change Password. Change your current admin password then click Save. You can also change the default username in the left sidebar menu. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Kanboard Synology NAS Set up 13

Enjoy Kanboard!

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This post was updated on Saturday / January 21st, 2023 at 6:11 PM