How to Install Rallly on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Rallly on Your Synology NAS

Rallly is an event organizer that helps you schedule group meetings with friends, colleagues and teams. With Rallly you can create meeting polls to find the best date and time to organize an event based on your participants’ availability. It saves time and avoids back-and-forth emails. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Rallly on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of Rallly 2.0

  • 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.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Rallly 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 Rallly. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9861

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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.

Rallly 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.

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

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Follow my step by step guide on how to activate SMTP for your Gmail account. This step is mandatory. Note: If you don’t want to use the easiest way for SMTP with Google and you already have SMTP details from your own Mail Server, you can just skip this STEP and use your personalized email SMTP details instead.

  • STEP 12

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 13

In the Name field type in rallly. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: postgres
    container_name: Rallly-DB
    hostname: rallly-db
    mem_limit: 512m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "rallly", "-U", "ralllyuser"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/rallly:/var/lib/postgresql/data
    environment:
      POSTGRES_DB: rallly
      POSTGRES_USER: ralllyuser
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: ralllypass
    restart: on-failure:5

  rallly:
    image: lukevella/rallly:latest
    container_name: Rallly
    hostname: rallly
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:3000/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 9861:3000
    environment:
      DATABASE_URL: postgres://ralllyuser:ralllypass@rallly-db:5432/rallly
      SECRET_PASSWORD: MariushostingMariushostingMari13
      NEXT_PUBLIC_BASE_URL: https://rallly.yourname.synology.me
      SUPPORT_EMAIL: Your-own-gmail-address
      SMTP_HOST: smtp.gmail.com
      SMTP_PORT: 587
      SMTP_USER: Your-own-gmail-address
      SMTP_PWD: Your-own-app-password
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      db:
        condition: service_started

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for SECRET_PASSWORD and add your own SECRET PASSWORD. MariushostingMariushostingMari13 is an example for a SECRET_PASSWORD. You should invent your own Value. Add 32 random characters, both letters and numbers
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for NEXT_PUBLIC_BASE_URL and type in your own synology.me DDNS with https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for SUPPORT_EMAIL and type in your own Gmail address. Refer to STEP 11.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for SMTP_USER and type in your own Gmail address. Refer to STEP 11.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for SMTP_PWD and type in your own Gmail app password. Refer to STEP 11.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 14

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2023

  • STEP 15

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

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

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 18

Let’s create your first poll! Click New poll on the left sidebar. Give a title to your poll, add a location and the description. Click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 19

Select a date in the Calendar, a Timezone and specify the time for your poll. Click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 20

Type in your own name and email. Click Create poll. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 21

Now check your email and verify your email address to claim ownership of the poll you have previously created at STEP 20. Click Verify your email. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 22

Share the poll with your team. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 23

You and the people you have invited to the poll will have 3 voting options: Yes, If need be and No.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 24

Under the poll you and your team can communicate in real time by commenting.

Rallly Synology NAS Set up 17

Enjoy Rallly!

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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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.
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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 Saturday / January 28th, 2023 at 10:02 PM