How to Install Theia on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Theia on Your Synology NAS

Theia helps you efficiently develop and deliver multi-language Cloud & Desktop IDEs and tools with modern, state-of-the-art web technologies. Theia is designed to work as a native desktop application as well as in the context of a browser and a remote server. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Theia 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 File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it theia. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Theia Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Theia Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 Theia. 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=theia \
-p 5688:3000 \
-e CHANGE_OWNER=1 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-v /volume1/docker/theia:/workspace \
--restart always \
hoadx/theia

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

Theia Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Theia Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Theia” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Theia – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Theia Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:5688 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Theia Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Theia!

Theia Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the Theia 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 Theia container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 10:32 AM