How to Install Shellngn on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Shellngn on Your Synology NAS

Manage your servers from your browser: Shellngn is a web-based SSH Client with SFTP, Telnet, VNC, and RDP support. Shellngn comes with a 10-day free trial after which you need to buy a license. The license for a year is under 50$. I personally consider the Shellngn web-based SSH Client a good solution. It’s worth a try if you need a client like this for your day to day work. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Shellngn on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Shellngn. 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 shellngn \
-p 4199:8080 \
--mount source=shellngn-data,target=/home/node/server/data \
--restart always \
shellngn/pro

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Install Shellngn” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Shellngn – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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  • STEP 8

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4199 Create a Username and a Password. Click Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Choose between the Dark theme and the Light theme. Click Get Started. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Click Add Server to add your own Server. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Start to add your own Server. In the example below I will add my Synology NAS credentials. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Remember to open port 22 on the server destination if you want to connect via SSH.
Note: Make sure your Firewall in the destination server didn’t block anything.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 8

Synology DSM 7 Activate SSH

  • STEP 12

As you can see below the connection is successful.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

If you like the app, you can buy a cheap license for under 50$ a year. It also allows multiple users.

Shellngn Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run the Shellngn container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Shellngn 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: Remember to open port 22 on the server destination if you want to connect via SSH.
Note: If you need a free solution like Shellngn you can take a look at Remmina.

This post was updated on Tuesday / November 2nd, 2021 at 5:52 AM