How to Install Nitter on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Nitter on Your Synology NAS

Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy and performance. There is no JavaScript or ads. All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Twitter and it prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Nitter on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

  • 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.

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Nitter 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 Nitter. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9765

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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.

Nitter 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.

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

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create one new folder inside the nitter folder that you created at STEP 10 and name it redis. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 6a

  • STEP 12

Download (click on the blue link below) then upload the nitter.conf file below in the nitter folder that you have previously created at STEP 10. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Download nitter.conf

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

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 14

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  redis:
    image: redis
    command: redis-server --save 60 1 --loglevel warning
    container_name: Nitter-REDIS
    hostname: nitter-redis
    mem_limit: 256m
    mem_reservation: 50m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    read_only: true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "redis-cli ping || exit 1"]
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/nitter/redis:/data:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
    restart: on-failure:5

  nitter:
    image: zedeus/nitter:latest
    container_name: Nitter
    hostname: nitter
    mem_limit: 512m
    cpu_shares: 512
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    read_only: true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "wget" ,"--no-verbose", "--tries=1", "--spider", "http://localhost:8080"]
      interval: 1m
      timeout: 3s
    ports:
      - 9765:8080
    volumes:
        - /volume1/docker/nitter/nitter.conf:/src/nitter.conf:ro
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      redis:
        condition: service_healthy

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.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 15

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.

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 16

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

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 17

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

  • STEP 18

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://nitter.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://nitter.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Nitter dashboard. Search from something. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 19

No ADS, No Tracking!

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 20

You can watch Twitter videos with just your Nitter instance without being tracked.

Nitter Synology NAS Set up 13

Enjoy Nitter!

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This post was updated on Monday / January 23rd, 2023 at 4:47 AM