Last updated on 30 October 2023
Please note if you are using DSM7.2 or higher you should use the Container Manager version of this guide from the menu.
This guide has reached the end of its updates as most people are now on the latest DSM update - This guide is correct as of 08/12/2023 however no further updates will be added.
|Amended the path to save the compose file – this is for security, so the container has no access to the file contents.
What is Jellyseerr
Jellyseerr (a fork of Overseerr) is a web front end for the users of your Jellyfin Server, it allows them to request new Movies and Shows which are then passed to Radarr and Sonarr for automated download.
In this guide I am going to take you through the steps to get Jellyseerr up and running in Docker on your Synology NAS.
In order for you to successfully use this guide please follow the two steps below first.
This guide contains two parts:
- Part 1 — Setting up the container via the DSM GUI
- Part 2 — Setting up DDNS, Reverse Proxy and SSL
Part 1 — Container Set up (DSM GUI)
Downloading the Jellyseerr Image
Open up Docker within DSM and navigate to the ‘Registry’ section and search for ‘jellyseerr’ in the search box and download the ‘fallenbagel’ version
The pop-up box will ask which version you want to download, make sure you choose ‘Latest’ from the list of available versions.
You can check the status of the download over on the ‘Image’ tab.
Setting up the container
In Docker click on the ‘Image’ tab, in the list of your containers select the ‘Jellyseerr’ image and click on ‘Launch’
You will be greeted with the Network screen, we will be using the ‘synobridge’ network we created earlier select it from the list and click Next.
Next you will be greeted with the General Settings screen, this is where you can start specifying some of your preferences.
You can change the name of the container to anything you like, and you may want to enable Auto Restart as this will ensure Jellyseerr starts automatically if you reboot your NAS.
You will also notice a Configure capabilities button — don’t change anything in here!
Next up we are going to click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ button, this will take you to a new window with a number of tabs which we are going to work through.
Next we are going to set up an extra Environment Variable, currently this image only supports the Timezone, it does not currently support a method of changing the user IDs.
Click the Add button, and fill in the following details as per the table/screenshot.
|Your timezone wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones
Port Settings / Links
You do not need to set up anything on these tabs.
Press ‘Save’ to go back to the initial setup screen, then press ‘Next’
We won’t be changing any of the ports the container uses. You can repeat the ones shown on the right side of the settings page ‘Container Port’ onto the left side ‘Local Port’ once you have done this press ‘Next’.
We can now be specifying where Jellyseerr will store its configuration files.
Click on Add Folder, select on the ‘docker’ share and create a new sub-folder called ‘jellyseerr’ select this folder and click ‘select’.
In the Mount path section for this folder enter ‘/config’ it should now look like the screenshot below.
Click next to go to the final screen.
You have now completed the setup of the container.
You will be shown an overall summary of the settings we have specified, this is a good time to double-check everything is correct. Finally, click on Done and the container should start to boot.
You should now be able to access the web interface via the IP of your NAS followed by the port 5055
Part 2 – DDNS, SSL and Reverse Proxy
Before we start, make sure you have registered for a Synology Account as we are going to be using their DDNS service. https://account.synology.com/en-uk/register/
In order to successfully use the reverse proxy you will also need to forward port 443 to you NAS IP. (You will need to check how to do this on your own router) This port is used for secure web traffic.
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System)
A DDNS address allows you to get external access to Jellyseerr via a subdomain provided by Synology, this is useful on home internet connections where your ISP will change your IP address on a regular basis.
Note: If you want to access DSM via this new address you will either need to create an additional Reverse Proxy for it or open port 5001 on your router.
In the DSM Control panel go to ‘External Access’ and then to the ‘DDNS’ tab
Click on ‘Add’, then fill out the following sections.
|This will be the address used to identify your NAS so make it personal to you not specific to this guide.
jellyseerr.synology.me = BAD
|Log into your Synology account
|External Address (IPv4)
|This should be filled in automatically
|External Address (IPv6)
|This should be filled in automatically if your ISP is using IPv6
|Get a Cert from Let’s Encrypt
|Tick this box
|Tick this box
Now press OK, DSM will apply your settings. It can take a few moments to set up and the DSM interface will refresh. You will likely receive a certificate error which you will need to accept to get back into DSM.
You should now test that you can access your Diskstation via the hostname you requested and not receive any SSL errors.
So you don’t have to open up additional ports on your router for Jellyseerr we are going to set up a reverse proxy subdomain. This means you and your users can access Jellyseerr without using a port number as it will route all traffic through the secure 443 port.
Go back into the Control Panel and access the ‘Login Portal’ then in the ‘Advanced’ tab click ‘Reverse Proxy’ and then click on ‘Create’.
We are now going to enter some rules, so when you or your users access the URL specified the request will automatically be sent to the Jellyseerr web UI. (Optionally you may want to use something more meaningful in the hostname section such as ‘movierequests’ instead of ‘jellyseerr’)
Use the settings below, you will need to amend the Hostname sections in line with the hostname you registered earlier, and the IP of your NAS.
|Reverse Proxy Name:
|jellyseerr.xxx.synology.me – change the part after ‘jellyseerr.’ to your own hostname you registered earlier.
|Your NAS IP
On the second tab ‘Custom Header’ click on Create then WebSocket, this will add two entries which will force a https connection if you ever try and connect over http, you can now press save.
You should now be able to access the Jellyseerr initial setup by going to https://jellyseerr.xxx.synology.me (use the address you used in the reverse proxy) it will be a secure connection, and you should have no SSL errors.
As Jellyseerr has a really nice initial setup UI that takes you through the basics I won’t be covering this.
You are ready to roll 🙂
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|Compose version number removed and small wording amendments
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