Synology: How to Allow Homebridge to Work Over an HTTPS Connection?

Synology How to Allow Homebridge to Work Over an HTTPS Connection

Have you already installed Homebridge using docker on your Synology NAS following my step by step guide? Do you want to log in via HTTPS using your custom domain name even when you are away from home? It’s simple and free. You don’t need to buy domains, you don’t need to look for information elsewhere because here you will find the easy way to do it. Say you’re at a friend’s house and want to use Homebridge. You can access Homebridge from outside your home, just like you would any website.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Follow my step by step guide on how to activate your synology.me DDNS. If you already own a synology.me DDNS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

Go to Control Panel / Application Portal / Reverse Proxy. Click on Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

  • STEP 4

The window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On General area set the Reverse Proxy Description and type in Homebridge. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: yourname.synology.me
Port: 8082

Check Enable HTTP/2

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 8080 (Or the port you have previously created on STEP 11 on my Homebridge step by step guide). In my step by step guide I used the option “Use the same network as Docker Host“, therefore port 8080.

2 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Security / Certificate and check if your link yourname.synologyme:8082 is visible.

3 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

  • STEP 6

Log into your router and go to the Port Forwarding area. Select your NAS Local IP Address and port forward port 8082 both TCP/UDP. Remember that every router has its own interface design. At the moment I am using a TP-Link router. Follow the instructions in the image below:

4 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

Open your browser and type in https://yourname.synology.me:8082 and you will see the HTTPS / SSL certificate working correctly. From now on you can access your Homebridge application over HTTPS from anywhere.

5 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

6 Synology NAS Homebridge setup HTTPS SSL

Note: You can use the same operation described above for all docker packages you have previously installed on your Synology NAS to access them via HTTPS/SSL.
Note: At STEP 4, instead of port 8082 you can use the port of your choice, but remember to port forward it (correctly) in your router following STEP 6.

This post was updated on Friday / September 11th, 2020 at 11:19 PM