Homebridge Synology Without Docker

Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your home network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. Homebridge allows you to integrate with smart home devices that do not support the HomeKit protocol. After installing Homebridge, it remains running and connected to your network, ready to service requests from Siri. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homebridge on your Synology NAS using Docker. You can also use HOOBS or Home Assistant for your smart home devices.

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Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homebridge 1.3.4 release.

This is a “only-can-work” version for ESP32 without merged into the original library. There remains something to be optimized. The WolfSSL used for ESP32 is based on 4.3.0-stable version with. To configure these devices on your Synology Docker Home Assistant you can follow the instructions provided here by Phil Hawthorne. QNAP NAS As QNAP within QTS now supports Docker (with a neat UI), you can simply install Home Assistant using Docker without the need for command-line. The Homebridge UI provides an easy to use interface to manage your Homebridge plugins, configuration and accessories. Install and configure Homebridge plugins. Monitor your Homebridge server via a fully customisable widget-based dashboard. View and control Homebridge accessories. Backup and Restore your Homebridge instance. Apply the settings and launch the container. Click on the container details to the local port number. Open a browser, go to your local IP and container's port number. 192.168.1.100:30000 or 10.0.0.1:30000. You should now be connected to your transmission docker container.

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Homebridge on synology without docker

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

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

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

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  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Homebridge. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the DSM_HOSTNAME value with the name of your NAS. To find your NAS name go Control Panel / Network / General tab / Server name.

After you click OK on STEP 5a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Homebridge” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homebridge – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

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 http://Synology-ip-address:8581 Type in the default Username and Password, then click LOGIN.

Homebridge Synology Without Docker

Warning: the default username is adminand the default password is admin

Enjoy your Homebridge hosted on your Synology NAS!

Remember to change the default “admin” value for Username and Password. Click the 3 dots at the top right then click User Accounts. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homebridge Synology No Docker

Homebridge

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: You can easily change the admin user and password by clicking the 3 dots at the top right in homebridge home.
Note
: Find out how to update Homebridge container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow Homebridge to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Thursday / September 2nd, 2021 at 2:28 AM

Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your home network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. Homebridge allows you to integrate with smart home devices that do not support the HomeKit protocol. After installing Homebridge, it remains running and connected to your network, ready to service requests from Siri. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homebridge on your Synology NAS using Docker. You can also use HOOBS or Home Assistant for your smart home devices.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homebridge 1.3.4 release.

Please Support My work by Making a Donation.

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

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

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Homebridge. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the DSM_HOSTNAME value with the name of your NAS. To find your NAS name go Control Panel / Network / General tab / Server name.

After you click OK on STEP 5a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Homebridge” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homebridge – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

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 http://Synology-ip-address:8581 Type in the default Username and Password, then click LOGIN.

Warning: the default username is adminand the default password is admin

Enjoy your Homebridge hosted on your Synology NAS!

Homebridge Synology Without Dockery

Homebridge

Remember to change the default “admin” value for Username and Password. Click the 3 dots at the top right then click User Accounts. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: You can easily change the admin user and password by clicking the 3 dots at the top right in homebridge home.
Note
: Find out how to update Homebridge container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow Homebridge to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

Homebridge Synology Without Docker Download

This post was updated on Thursday / September 2nd, 2021 at 2:28 AM