How to Install MicroBin on Your Synology NAS

How to Install MicroBin on Your Synology NAS

MicroBin is a super tiny, feature rich, configurable, self-contained and self-hosted paste bin web application. It is very easy to set up and use, and will only require a few megabytes of memory and disk storage. It takes only a couple seconds to set it up. In this step by step guide I will show you how to Install MicroBin on Your Synology NAS.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest MicroBin v2.0.4 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

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.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

MicroBin 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 MicroBin. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 5980

MicroBin 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.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

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

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 MicroBin. 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=MircoBin \
-p 5980:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/microbin:/app/microbin_data \
-e MICROBIN_ADMIN_USERNAME=marius \
-e MICROBIN_ADMIN_PASSWORD=mariushosting \
-e MICROBIN_PUBLIC_PATH=https://microbin.yourname.synology.me \
--restart always \
danielszabo99/microbin

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for MICROBIN_ADMIN_USERNAME and type in your own username. marius is an example for an username you should use your own username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for MICROBIN_ADMIN_PASSWORD and type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password you should use your own password.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for MICROBIN_PUBLIC_PATH and type in your own synology.me DDNS with https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 9 new2 2024

  • STEP 13

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

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 10 new2 2024

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 MicroBin” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MicroBin – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 11 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://microbin.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://microbin.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the microbin page. Add an expiration date, add the content, attach a file then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 12 new 2024

  • STEP 16

Your personalized link at a glance!

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 13 new 2024

  • STEP 17

If you want to access the MicroBin admin area, open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://microbin.yourname.synology.me/admin In my case it’s https://microbin.mariushosting.synology.me/admin Type in the Administrator Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 14 new 2024

  • STEP 18

Your administrator dashboard at a glance!

MicroBin Synology NAS Set up 15 new 2024

Enjoy MicroBin!

Note: Check out the full list of MicroBin environment variables.

🔥Troubleshooting: Make sure RULE 5 and RULE 6 is correctly applied on your Synology NAS Firewall configuration.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
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This post was updated on Friday / July 14th, 2023 at 2:52 PM