How to Install PicoShare on Your Synology NAS

How to Install PicoShare on Your Synology NAS

PicoShare is a minimalist service that allows you to share files easily. Direct download links: PicoShare gives you a direct download link you can share with anyone. They can view or download the file with no ads or signups. No file restrictions: Unlike sites like imgur, Vimeo, or SoundCloud that only allow you to share specific types of files, PicoShare lets you share any file of any size. No resizing/re-encoding: If you upload media like images, video, or audio, PicoShare never forces you to wait on re-encoding. You get a direct download link as soon as you upload the file, and PicoShare never resizes or re-encodes your file. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PicoShare on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest PicoShare 1.2.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

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 3

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 Picoshare. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3200

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity / Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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 PicoShare. 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=picoshare \
-p 3200:3200 \
-e PORT=3200 \
-e PS_SHARED_SECRET=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/picoshare:/data \
--restart always \
mtlynch/picoshare

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PS_SHARED_SECRET and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

After you click OK on STEP 9 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 11

After you click OK on STEP 10, select your “Install PicoShare” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install PicoShare – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 12

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

  • STEP 13

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://share.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://share.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the PicoShare welcome page. Click Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Add the password you have chosen at STEP 9. Click Authenticate. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

Upload any file from your computer or paste something in the appropriate area and select the link availability (expiration time). Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 16

Share the link with your friends or family. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 13

Enjoy PicoShare!

PicoShare Synology NAS Set up 14

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the PicoShare container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 11:26 AM