How to Install Teddit on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Teddit on Your Synology NAS

Teddit is a free and open source alternative to the Reddit front-end, focused on privacy. It’s inspired by the Nitter project and used as an alternative to Libreddit. No JavaScript or ADS. All requests go through the backend, and the client never talks to Reddit which prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint. Note: Teddit does not need a persistent volume. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Teddit on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Teddit 0.4.0 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.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Teddit 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 Teddit. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9455

Teddit 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.

Teddit 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.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

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 11

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  redis:
    image: redis
    command:
      - redis-server
    container_name: Teddit-REDIS
    hostname: teddit-redis
    mem_limit: 256m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    read_only: true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "redis-cli ping || exit 1"]
    environment:
      REDIS_REPLICATION_MODE: master
    restart: on-failure:5

  teddit:
    image: teddit/teddit:latest
    container_name: Teddit
    hostname: teddit
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "wget" ,"--no-verbose", "--tries=1", "--spider", "http://localhost:8080/about"]
      interval: 1m
      timeout: 3s
    ports:
      - 9455:8080
    environment:
      - DOMAIN=teddit.mariushosting.synology.me
      - USE_HELMET=true
      - USE_HELMET_HSTS=true
      - TRUST_PROXY=true
      - REDIS_HOST=teddit-redis
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      redis:
        condition: service_healthy

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.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 12

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.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

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

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

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

  • STEP 15

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://teddit.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://teddit.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Teddit dashboard. At the top right of the page click Preferences. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 16

Set up your preferences then click Save preferences. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 10

Your Teddit instance at a glance!

Teddit Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy Teddit!

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This post was updated on Sunday / February 12th, 2023 at 9:54 AM