How to Install Opengist on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Opengist on Your Synology NAS

Opengist is a self-hosted pastebin powered by Git, an alternative to Github Gist. It’s very lightweight and easy to use with Git integration for cloning, pulling, and pushing via HTTP or SSH Revision history. Opengist offers support for public and unlisted snippets, supports syntax highlighting, and much more. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Opengist on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Opengist v1.6.1 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

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.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Opengist 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 Opengist. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 6157

Opengist 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.

Opengist 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.

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

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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 12

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  opengist:
    container_name: Opengist
    image: ghcr.io/thomiceli/opengist:1
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 6157:6157
     #- 2222:2222 # SSH port, can be removed if you don't use SSH
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/opengist:/opengist
    environment:
      UID: 1026
      GID: 100

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for UID and GID with your own 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.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 7 new2 2024

  • STEP 13

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.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 8 new2 2024

  • STEP 14

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

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 9

  • 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://opengist.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://opengist.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Opengist Login page. At the top right of the page click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 17

Type in your own Username and Password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

At the top right of the page you can switch to Dark Mode. Give a Title and Description to your Gist. Type in your code or copy paste it from somewhere else. You can also add from a file. Hit the Create public gist button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

You can publicly share your link, then download a ZIP file. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

You can also disable or enable signup. At the top right of the page under your name click Admin then Configuration. Switch the button to on to Disable signup. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Opengist Synology NAS Set up 14 new 2024

Enjoy Opengist!

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If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:35 AM