How to Install OpenProject on Your Synology NAS

How to Install OpenProject on Your Synology NAS

OpenProject is a web-based project management system for location-independent team collaboration. This free open-source application is released under the GNU General Public License Version 3 and is available as a community edition and a chargeable Enterprise Edition. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install OpenProject Community Edition on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest OpenProject v12.4.3 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology NAS Install Docker DSM 7.2

  • 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.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

OpenProject 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 OpenProject. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 5122

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  • 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 / Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 3B

  • STEP 9

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

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 10

Now create two new folders inside the openproject folder that you created at STEP 9 name one “assets” and the other “pgdata“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 11

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 12

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install OpenProject. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name openproject \
-p 5122:80 \
-e SERVER_HOSTNAME=openproject.yourname.synology.me \
-e SECRET_KEY_BASE=MariushostingMariushostingMari13 \
-v /volume1/docker/openproject/pgdata:/var/openproject/pgdata \
-v /volume1/docker/openproject/assets:/var/openproject/assets \
openproject/community:12

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for SERVER_HOSTNAME and add your own synology.me DDNS that you have previously created at STEP 6.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for SECRET_KEY_BASE and add your own Secret Key Base. MariushostingMariushostingMari13 is an example for a Secret Key Base value. You should invent your own Value. Add 32 random characters, both letters and numbers.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 7 new

  • STEP 13

After you click OK on STEP 12 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 8 new

  • STEP 14

After you click OK on STEP 13, select your “Install OpenProject” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install OpenProject – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

Please wait approximately 10 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank 503 error page if you try to connect too soon. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://openproject.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://openproject.mariushosting.synology.me at the top right of the page click Sign In. Add admin as Username and admin as Password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

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  • STEP 17

After you click Sign in at STEP 16, you will be prompted to change the password. Add the current admin password then your new password. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

After you change the password at STEP 17, a new warning pop up message will appear at the end of your page. Click on the System settings link. Follow the instructions in the image below.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 11 new

  • STEP 19

In the Host name area type in your own Synology DDNS that you have previously created at STEP 6. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 20

Scroll down on the page and uncheck the “Display welcome block on homescreen” option. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 21

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Successful update“.

OpenProject Synology NAS Set up 14 new

Enjoy OpenProject!

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This post was updated on Wednesday / February 1st, 2023 at 1:51 PM