How to Install Pingvin Share on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Pingvin Share on Your Synology NAS

Pingvin Share is self-hosted file sharing platform and an alternative to WeTransfer. With Pingvin Share there is no file size limit that you can share, only your disk will be your limit. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Pingvin Share on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Pingvin Share v0.9.0 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.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Pingvin Share 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 Pingvin. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 6090

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

Pingvin Share 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.

Pingvin Share 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 pingvin. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 7

  • 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 Pingvin. 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=Pingvin-Share \
-p 6090:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/pingvin:/opt/app/backend/data \
--restart always \
stonith404/pingvin-share

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

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

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

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

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 10

  • 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://pingvin.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://pingvin.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Pingvin Share main page. Click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 17

Type in your own Username, Email and Password then click Let’s get started. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 18

In the APP URL area type in your own synology.me DDNS address that you have previously created at STEP 6 with https:// at the beginning. Scroll down the page a little bit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 19

Follow my step by step guide on how to activate SMTP for your Gmail account. Activate SMTP if you want to add your own SMTP details to receive Pingvin notification via email, then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 20

Upload files from your computer (drag and drop) then click Share. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 21

Click Generate to generate a random link then Share. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Share Synology NAS Set up 17

Enjoy Pingvin Share!

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Pingvin Share 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.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Thursday / February 2nd, 2023 at 1:04 PM