How to Install NeonLink on Your Synology NAS

How to Install NeonLink on Your Synology NAS

NeonLink is a simple and open-source self-hosted bookmark service. It is lightweight, uses minimal dependencies, and is easy to install via Docker. Due to the low system requirements, this application is ideal for deployment on the Raspberry and Synology NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install NeonLink on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest NeonLink v1.4.14 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 neonlink. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the neonlink folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them data and media. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Right click on the neonlink folder that you have previously created at STEP 3 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

After you click Done on STEP 8, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

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 11

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  neonlink:
    image: alexscifier/neonlink
    container_name: NeonLink
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/neonlink/data:/app/data:rw
      - /volume1/docker/neonlink/media:/app/public/static/media/background:rw
    ports:
      - 6433:3333

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

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

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

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

  • STEP 15

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:6433 Add your own Username and Password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

Type in your own Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 15 then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 17

Add you first Bookmark, but remember to create groups in settings first.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 18

Click the Settings tab to access the settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 19

Your NeonLink Bookmarks at a glance!

NeonLink Synology NAS Set up 15

Enjoy NeonLink!

Note: If you want to run the NeonLink container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make NeonLink work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Friday / February 16th, 2024 at 5:32 AM