How to Install Unifi Controller 7 on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Unifi Controller 7 on Your Synology NAS

The UniFi Controller or Network Application is a wireless network management software solution from Ubiquiti Networks. It allows you to manage multiple wireless networks using a web browser. Do you want to install the latest Unifi Network Application 7 via Docker without a terminal? Are you tired of complicated guides? Do you want something quick and easy? Well today I will teach you how to install the latest Unifi Network Application 7.2.94 on your Synology NAS in less than 30 seconds directly through Task Scheduler.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Unifi Network Application 7.2.94 release.

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

Unifi Controller 7 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.

Unifi Controller 7 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 Unifi Controller 7“. 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=unifi-controller-7 \
-p 3478:3478/udp \
-p 10001:10001/udp \
-p 5514:5514/udp \
-p 8080:8080 \
-p 8443:8443 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-v /volume1/docker/unifi:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/unifi-controller

Note: After you paste the code in the User-defined script area, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

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Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then, in the code above, change /volume1/docker/unifi according to your own settings. For example: /volume2/docker/unifi or /volume3/docker/unifi etc.

  • STEP 6

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

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  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Unifi Controller 7” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Unifi Controller 7– click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Unifi Controller 7 Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8080/ Select a name for the controller, then check you agree with the user license and terms of service. Click Next to start the installation wizard. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: If you get page 404 not found, wait a little bit then refresh the page. This mean the installation process is not finished yet.

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  • STEP 10

Once you have installed Unifi Controller 7, go to Settings / System and scroll all the way to the bottom and enable “override inform host“, using the IP address of the NAS as the value.

Enjoy Unifi Controller 7!

Note: If you want to run the Unifi Controller 7 container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Fix: If you get an error message like “Cannot configure Network application. Invalid username or password, please try again.” at STEP 9, open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8443 instead of http://Synology-ip-address:8080

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This post was updated on Saturday / October 1st, 2022 at 5:00 AM