How to Install ShowDoc on Your Synology NAS

How to Install ShowDoc on Your Synology NAS

ShowDoc is an IT tool for sharing documents online. ShowDoc makes it easy to share documents between the members of a team for a more effective communication during group projects. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install ShowDoc on your Synology NAS with Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of ShowDoc v3.2.2

  • 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.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

ShowDoc 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 ShowDoc. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 7991

ShowDoc 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.

ShowDoc 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.

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

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 7

  • 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 ShowDoc. 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=ShowDoc \
-p 7991:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/showdoc:/var/www/html/ \
--user=root \
--privileged=true \
--restart always \
star7th/showdoc

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

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

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 9

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

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 10

  • 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://showdoc.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://showdoc.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the ShowDoc main page. Choose your language. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 17

Click to enter the home page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 18

At the top right of the page click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 19

Type in the default username and password, then click Login.

⚠️Warning: the default username is showdoc and the default password is 123456

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 20

At the top right of the page click on the gear icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 21

Change the default name and password by clicking Edit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 22

On the left sidebar click Web setting. Disable user registration by switching the Open registration button. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 17

  • STEP 23

Go back to the first page. At the bottom of the page click Create item. Choose Single Item. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 18

  • STEP 24

Give a name and a description to your document, then confirm. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 19

  • STEP 25

Click on your document. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 20

  • STEP 26

At the top right of the page click on the modify button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 21

  • STEP 27

Enjoy your Markdown Editor!

ShowDoc Synology NAS Set up 22

Enjoy ShowDoc!

🆘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.
Note: Find out how to update the ShowDoc container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: Instead of the synology.me DDNS you can also use your own domain name.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
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.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
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 / February 24th, 2024 at 5:50 PM