How to Install VSCodium on Your Synology NAS

How to Install VSCodium on Your Synology NAS

VSCodium is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VS Code. This project’s sole aim is to provide you with ready to use binaries without Microsoft’s telemetry code. This solves the problem where you want to use VS Code without the proprietary code from Microsoft, but you are not comfortable with building it from the source. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install VSCodium on your Synology NAS with Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of VSCodium v1.78.2

  • 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.

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

VSCodium 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 VSCodium. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3400

VSCodium 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.

VSCodium 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.

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

VSCodium Synology NAS Folder Set up 1

  • STEP 11

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 12

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  vscodium:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/vscodium:latest
    container_name: VSCodium
    hostname: vscodium
    mem_limit: 3g
    shm_size: 1g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
      - seccomp:unconfined
    ports:
      - 3400:3000
      - 3401:3001
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/vscodium:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      CUSTOM_USER: marius
      PASSWORD: mariushosting
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor 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.1026 is my personal PUID value and 100 is my personal PGID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 6 2023

  • STEP 13

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.

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 14

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

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 8

  • 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://vscodium.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://vscodium.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the VSCodium Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 17

Your VSCodium page at a glance!

VSCodium Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy VSCodium!

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This post was updated on Sunday / May 14th, 2023 at 2:59 AM