How to Install Wekan on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Wekan on Your Synology NAS

Wekan is a completely Open Source and Free software collaborative kanban board application with MIT license. Whether you’re maintaining a personal to-do list, planning your holidays with some friends, or working in a team on your next revolutionary idea, Kanban boards are an unbeatable tool to keep your things organized. They give you a visual overview of the current state of your project, and make you productive by allowing you to focus on the few items that matter the most. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Wekan on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

  • 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.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Wekan 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 Wekan. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 7686

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity / Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 4b

  • STEP 8

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name one wekan and the other one wekandb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

Right click on the wekan folder you have previously created at STEP 8 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go to the Permission tab then click Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

From the User or group dropdown menu choose SYSTEM then check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

After you click Done on STEP 11, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Log into Portainer using your username and password. In the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 14

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

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

version: '2'
services:

  wekandb:
    image: mongo:4.4
    container_name: Wekan-DB
    restart: always
    expose:
      - 27017
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/wekandb:/data/db
      - /volume1/docker/wekandb:/dump
  wekan:
    image: wekanteam/wekan
    container_name: Wekan
    restart: always
    ports:
      - 7686:8080
    environment:
      - MONGO_URL=mongodb://wekandb:27017/wekan
      - ROOT_URL=https://wekan.yourname.synology.me
      - BROWSER_POLICY_ENABLED=true
    depends_on:
      - wekandb
    volumes:
      - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
      - /volume1/docker/wekan:/data

volumes:
  wekan-files:
    driver: local
  wekan-db:
    driver: local
  wekan-db-dump:
    driver: local

networks:
  wekan-tier:
    driver: bridge

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for ROOT_URL and add your own synology.me wildcard that you have set up at STEP 6. In the code above don’t forget to add https:// before wekan.yourname.synology.me

1 Wekan Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 15

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.

2 Wekan Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 16

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

3 Wekan Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 17

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

  • STEP 18

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://wekan.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://wekan.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the wekan login page. Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 19

Add your own Username, your own Email and your own Password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 20

Disable registration of new users in Wekan. At the top right of the page click Admin Panel. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 21

In the menu on the left select “Registration“, then Disable Self-Registration. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 16

Enjoy Wekan!

Wekan Synology NAS Set up 17

Note: Find out how to update the Wekan container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / September 9th, 2022 at 11:17 PM