Configure Mosquitto mqtt broker user authentication in Docker running on Synology NAS

Today I’ve tried to enable user authentication for my Mosquitto mqtt broker running in a Docker container on my Synology NAS. Here’s my shared folder for use with docker, its under /volume1/docker: The mqtt folder needs to be accessible by the docker process running in the container, e.g. by using: The content of my used … Configure Mosquitto mqtt broker user authentication in Docker running on Synology NAS weiterlesen

Improve OpenVPN security on Synology DiskStations

I’m using OpenVPN on my Synology DiskStation with certificates instead of Preshared Keys. A few days ago I’ve wanted to login to my VPN and it wasn’t working. After checking the log file I’ve seen that there were some issues with the used configuration file for OpenVPN. How can this be? The configuration worked for … Improve OpenVPN security on Synology DiskStations weiterlesen

How to use client certificates with Synology VPN Server and OpenVPN

The holidays are near and I want to have access to my files on my Synology NAS, while I’m visiting my family. That’s why I’m showing you today how to configure the official Synology VPN server to use OpenVPN with client certificates instead of username/password.   1. Start with a custom root CA First of … How to use client certificates with Synology VPN Server and OpenVPN weiterlesen

Synology DiskStation 5 – Mapping of external USB drives

The mapping of external USB drives in Synologys Diskstation 5 is a mystery to me. The order of connected drives does not seem to be of interest and keeps being the same even after a reboot. Especially after the latest update to DiskStation 5, my DiskStation 213+ assigned other than usual drive numbers to my … Synology DiskStation 5 – Mapping of external USB drives weiterlesen

Synology DiskStation Download Station access to temporary BitTorrent files

My Synology DS-213+ can be used as a BitTorrent client. The necessary package „Download Station“ is available for free in the standard repositories of the DiskStation. If you use the Download Station for BitTorrent downloads, you may want to access files from the torrent early and before the complete torrent is finished. In this case … Synology DiskStation Download Station access to temporary BitTorrent files weiterlesen