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 1.4.2 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install PicoShare Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • 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.

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  • STEP 5

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

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  • 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 PicoShare. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3200

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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.

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  • STEP 9

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 10

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.

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  • STEP 11

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 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.

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  • STEP 13

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

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After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 14

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

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  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

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 your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://picoshare.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://picoshare.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the PicoShare homepage. At the top right of the page click Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 17

Type in the password that you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Authenticate. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 18

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

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  • STEP 19

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

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  • STEP 20

Take a look at the link in a new browser window.

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Enjoy PicoShare!

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This post was updated on Saturday / March 2nd, 2024 at 1:30 AM