How to Install Miniflux on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Miniflux on Your Synology NAS

Miniflux is a minimalist feed reader. It’s simple, fast, lightweight and very easy to use. Miniflux is compiled statically without external dependencies, drop the binary on your server and you are done. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Miniflux on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Miniflux v2.0.41 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

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

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 5

In the Name field type in miniflux. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: postgres:15
    container_name: Miniflux-DB
    hostname: miniflux-db
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-U", "miniflux"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
      start_period: 30s
    user: 1026:100
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/minifluxdb:/var/lib/postgresql/data
    environment:
      - POSTGRES_DB=miniflux
      - POSTGRES_USER=minifluxuser
      - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=minifluxpass
    restart: always

  miniflux:
    image: miniflux/miniflux:latest
    container_name: Miniflux
    hostname: miniflux
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "/usr/bin/miniflux", "-healthcheck", "auto"]
    user: 1026:100
    ports:
      - 8645:8080
    environment:
      - DATABASE_URL=postgres://minifluxuser:minifluxpass@miniflux-db/miniflux?sslmode=disable
      - RUN_MIGRATIONS=1
      - CREATE_ADMIN=1
      - ADMIN_USERNAME=admin
      - ADMIN_PASSWORD=adminpass
    restart: always
    depends_on:
      db:
        condition: service_started

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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.

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 7

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

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8645 Type in the default Username and Password, then click Login.

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

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Change the default username and password. On the menu on the top, click Settings. Type in your own Username and Password, change the Timezone and, if you’d like to, switch to a dark theme. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Scroll down on the page until you see an Update button. Click Update. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

On the menu on the top, click Feeds (+). Type in the URL feed then click Find a feed. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 8

Your URL feed is now visible on Miniflux!

Miniflux Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy Miniflux!

Note: If you want to run the Miniflux container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Saturday / January 28th, 2023 at 10:38 PM