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.
Miniflux v2.0.48 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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.
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.
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.
In the Name field type in miniflux. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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.
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.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
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.
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.
Scroll down on the page until you see an Update button. Click Update. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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.
Your URL feed is now visible on Miniflux!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
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 Tuesday / September 19th, 2023 at 10:21 AM