How to Install Rotki on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Rotki on Your Synology NAS

Rotki is an open source portfolio tracking, analytics, accounting, and tax reporting tool that protects your privacy. The mission of Rotki is to bring transparency into the crypto and financial sectors through the use of open source. Most importantly, unlike virtually every other competing service which consists of closed source SaaS onto which you are forced to hand over all your financial data, with Rotki your data is stored encrypted, locally, in your NAS. It enables you to take ownership of your financial data! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Rotki on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Rotki v1.32.0 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.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Rotki 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 Rotki. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 8295

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

Rotki 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.

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

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create two new folders inside the rotki folder that you have previously created at STEP 10 and name them data and logs. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Log into Portainer using your username and password. In 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 rotki. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  rotki:
    image: rotki/rotki:latest
    container_name: Rotki
    hostname: rotki
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    ports:
      - 8295:80
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/rotki/data:/data:rw
      - /volume1/docker/rotki/logs:/logs:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 10

  • 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://rotki.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://rotki.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Rotki registration page. Click YES, I UNDERSTAND. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 10B

  • STEP 18

Click Create New Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 10C

  • STEP 19

Click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 20

Type in your own Username and Password then check the password backup reminder. Click CONTINUE. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 21

Click CREATE. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 22

Your Rotki dashboard at a glance!

Rotki Synology NAS Set up 14

Enjoy Rotki!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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

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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 8:24 PM