Synology: Install PicoShare With Portainer

Synology Install PicoShare With Portainer

My previous guide for PicoShare involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest PicoShare version via Portainer. PicoShare is a minimalist service that allows you to share files easily. Direct download links: PicoShare gives you a direct download link you can share with anyone. They can view or download the file with no ads or signups. No file restrictions: Unlike sites like Imgur, Vimeo, or SoundCloud that only allow you to share specific types of files, PicoShare lets you share any file of any size. No resizing/re-encoding: If you upload media like images, video, or audio, PicoShare never forces you to wait on re-encoding. You get a direct download link as soon as you upload the file, and PicoShare never resizes or re-encodes your file. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PicoShare on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest PicoShare 1.4.1 release.

  • 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.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer 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 PicoShare. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3200

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer 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 / Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer 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.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer 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 picoshare. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • 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 picoshare. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  picoshare:
    container_name: PicoShare
    image: mtlynch/picoshare
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 3200:3200
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/picoshare:/data:rw
    environment:
      PS_SHARED_SECRET: mariushosting
      PORT: 3200

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for PS_SHARED_SECRET and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password. You will need this password later at STEP 17.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

  • 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.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8

  • STEP 14

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

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://picoshare.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://picoshare.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the PicoShare homepage. At the top right of the page click Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 10

  • STEP 17

Type in the password that you have previously created at STEP 12 then click Authenticate. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Upload any file from your computer or paste something in the appropriate area. Select the link availability (expiration time). Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Share the autogenerated link with your friends or family. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 13

  • STEP 20

Take a look at the link in a new browser window.

PicoShare Synology NAS Portainer Set up 14

Enjoy PicoShare!

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This post was updated on Wednesday / November 1st, 2023 at 11:27 PM