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 v0.25.0 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Pingvin Share 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 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.

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

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  • STEP 11

Now create one new folder inside the pingvin folder that you created at STEP 10 and name it public. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

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  • STEP 12

Right click on the pingvin folder that you have previously created at STEP 10 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Synology NAS Permissions 1

  • STEP 13

Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Synology NAS Permissions 2

  • STEP 14

Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Synology NAS Permissions 3

  • STEP 15

Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Synology NAS Permissions 4

  • STEP 16

After you click Done on STEP 15, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pingvin Synology NAS Permissions 5

  • STEP 17

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 18

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 \
-v /volume1/docker/pingvin/public:/opt/app/frontend/public/img \
--restart always \
stonith404/pingvin-share

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  • STEP 19

After you click OK on STEP 18 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 20

After you click Submit on STEP 19, select your “Install Pingvin” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Pingvin – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 21

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

  • STEP 22

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.

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  • STEP 23

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

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  • STEP 24

Click Customize configuration. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 25

On the left sidebar, click General. 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 then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 26

On the left sidebar, click Share. Disallow User registration by unchecking the Allow registration option. Click Save.

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  • STEP 27

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

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  • STEP 28

At the top right of the page, click on the user icon then My account. Scroll down the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 29

Once you reach the end of the page, select your favorite Color scheme. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 30

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

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  • STEP 31

Click Generate to generate a random link or create your own Link name. Click Share. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 32

Copy your generated link, then share with your friends! Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Enjoy Pingvin Share!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
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Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Tuesday / June 11th, 2024 at 10:18 AM