Sshwifty is a SSH and Telnet connector made for the Web. It can be deployed on your computer or server to provide SSH and Telnet access interface for any compatible (standard) web browser. Sshwifty is a great free alternative to Shellngn. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Sshwifty on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
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.
Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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 Sshwifty. After that, add the following instructions:
Check Enable HSTS
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.
Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity / Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Sshwifty. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=sshwifty \ -p 8182:8182 \ --restart always \ niruix/sshwifty
After you click OK on STEP 11 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 12, select your “Install Sshwifty” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Sshwifty – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Open port 22 on the server destination if you want to connect via SSH or port 23 if you want to use Telnet service. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://ssh.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://ssh.mariushosting.synology.me at the top left click the + button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select your connection method: Telnet or SSH. In the example below I will be using SSH. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Add your NAS admin User. Add your own IP or synology.me DDNS followed by :22
Select Password as Authentication method. Select utf-8 as Encoding method. Click Connect. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: utf-8 is the encoding method for DSM. If you connect to other Operating Systems, remember to add the appropriate encoding method.
Note: Remember to adjust the Firewall on the NAS to avoid connection problems.
You will be asked if you recognize this server. Click Yes, I do. Follow the instructions in the image below.
You will be asked for your NAS Administrator Password. Type it in then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: With Sshwifty you can connect to multiple devices ad the same time.
Your connection status at a glance!
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: Find out how to update the Sshwifty 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: 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 Monday / December 4th, 2023 at 7:32 AM