My previous guide for OpenProject involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a great alternative for installing the latest OpenProject version via Portainer. OpenProject is a web-based project management system for location-independent team collaboration. This free open-source application is released under the GNU General Public License Version 3 and is available as a Community Edition and a chargeable Enterprise Edition. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install OpenProject Community Edition on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
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.
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.
Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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 OpenProject. After that, add the following instructions:
Check Enable HSTS
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.
Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it openproject. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create two new folders inside the openproject folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them data and db. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
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.
In the Name field type in openproject. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: db: image: postgres:13 # Works only with Postgres version 13 container_name: OpenProject-DB hostname: openproject-db mem_limit: 512m cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true user: 1026:100 healthcheck: test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "openproject", "-U", "openprojectuser"] timeout: 45s interval: 10s retries: 10 volumes: - /volume1/docker/openproject/db:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw environment: POSTGRES_DB: openproject POSTGRES_USER: openprojectuser POSTGRES_PASSWORD: openprojectpass stop_grace_period: 3s restart: on-failure:5 cache: image: memcached:latest container_name: OpenProject-CACHE hostname: cache mem_limit: 512m cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true read_only: true user: 1026:100 restart: on-failure:5 openproject: image: openproject/community:13 container_name: OpenProject hostname: openproject mem_limit: 4g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true healthcheck: test: ["CMD", "curl", "-f", "http://localhost:80/health_checks/default"] interval: 10s timeout: 3s retries: 3 start_period: 30s ports: - 5123:80 environment: OPENPROJECT_HTTPS: true OPENPROJECT_HOST__NAME: openproject.yourname.synology.me OPENPROJECT_HSTS: true RAILS_CACHE_STORE: memcache OPENPROJECT_CACHE__MEMCACHE__SERVER: cache:11211 OPENPROJECT_EDITION: bim OPENPROJECT_RAILS__RELATIVE__URL__ROOT: DATABASE_URL: postgres://openprojectuser:openprojectpass@openproject-db/openproject RAILS_MIN_THREADS: 4 RAILS_MAX_THREADS: 16 IMAP_ENABLED: false volumes: - /volume1/docker/openproject/data:/var/openproject/pgdata:rw - /volume1/docker/openproject/data:/var/openproject/assets:rw restart: on-failure:5
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID 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 OPENPROJECT_HOST__NAME and type in your own synology.me DDNS without https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.
Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
Please wait approximately 10 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank 503 error page if you try to connect too soon. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://openproject.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://openproject.mariushosting.synology.me at the top right of the page, add admin as Username and admin as Password then click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Sign in at STEP 17, you will be prompted to change the password. Add the current admin password then your new password. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your OpenProject Dashboard at a glance!
Enjoy OpenProject with Portainer!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
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This post was updated on Tuesday / October 24th, 2023 at 9:45 AM