How to Install PSiTransfer on Your Synology NAS

How to Install PSiTransfer on Your Synology NAS

PSiTransfer is a simple open source self-hosted file sharing solution. It’s an alternative to paid services like Dropbox and WeTransfer. You can share multiple files with your own retention policy. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PSiTransfer on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest PSiTransfer v.2.2.0 release.

  • 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.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 1 new

  • STEP 5

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 2 new

  • 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 PSiTransfer. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3377

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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.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 9

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 5 new

  • STEP 10

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 11

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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 PSiTransfer. 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=psitransfer \
-p 3377:3000 \
-e PSITRANSFER_UPLOAD_PASS=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/psitransfer:/data \
--restart always \
psitrax/psitransfer
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/psitransfer

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 13

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 4

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 PSiTransfer” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install PSiTransfer – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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://transfer.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://transfer.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the PsiTransfer page. Type in your own password that you have previously created at STEP 12. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 7 new

  • STEP 17

Drop the files you want to share by clicking the + icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 18

After you upload the files of your choice set up the retention policy then click upload. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 19

After your files are uploaded, you will get a Download Link to share with your friends. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 20

You can start to download your files.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy PsiTransfer!

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This post was updated on Monday / May 13th, 2024 at 8:37 PM