Reverse Proxy Tomcat for easy HTTPS

How to use DSM 6 reverse proxy for easy HTTPS access to Tomcat

After having written abundantly about the problems I faced when updating my DiskStation to DSM 6 I am now happy to write about the new features of Synology’s latest OS version. In particular the Let’s Encrypt integration and the ability to configure a reverse proxy right from the GUI.
If you are interested in how to combine these features to easily set up HTTPS access to your Tomcat 7 (and potentially other application servers) on your DiskStation, this if for you. Continue reading “Reverse Proxy Tomcat for easy HTTPS”

DSM 6 Adventures: Fixing Piwik

How to fix Piwik after updating to DSM 6

I was and still am using Piwik to track my blog’s visits. However, updating to DSM 6 messed with the Piwik installation and I had to tinker a little to get it back running. If you care how I restored Piwik after the DSM 6 update, read on.
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DSM 6 Adventures: Restoring Tomcat

The Tomcat configurations you can lose during the DSM 6 Update

Finally here it is, the third post in my DSM 6 Adventures series.
I described what went wrong during the update and the required steps I took to get this blog up and running again.
This time it is Tomcat’s turn. In case you run Tomcat 7 and plan to update to DSM 6, read along and prepare to backup some configuration files. Continue reading “DSM 6 Adventures: Restoring Tomcat”

DSM 6 Adventures: Restoring WordPress

What I did to restore my WordPress blog after the DSM 6 Update

In my previous post I described the obstacles I encountered after updating to DSM 6.
This post is supposed to be a quick summary of the steps I took to get this blog up and running again.
If you have ran into WordPress issues due to the DSM 6 upgrade and hope to solve them by following these steps, please check my last post first and make sure that you actually have the same problem I described. Continue reading “DSM 6 Adventures: Restoring WordPress”

DSM 6 Adventures: Explosive Update

My experience upgrading a DS214play from DSM 5.2 to 6.0

I actually planned to make my next post about setting up Synology’s Directory Server on DSM and use it for authentication with GitBlit, but as John Lennon once said:

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

And so it happened that DSM 6 was released.
I thought I just update to the new version real quick, enjoy some new features and go on with the plans I have for my home lab, but things went down a very different road. Continue reading “DSM 6 Adventures: Explosive Update”

Turn your DiskStation into a self-hosted Git server

One of the things I almost instantly wanted to do after purchasing my DiskStation was to use it as a private Git server. I thought I was in luck when I saw that Synology offers a DSM package for Git, but it turned out this is too basic for my taste.
The good thing is, since I now have HTTPS accessible Tomcat running on my DiskStation I can easily install and run GitBlit. So let’s turn our DiskStation into a private, HTTPS accessible, collaboration friendly Git server! Continue reading “Turn your DiskStation into a self-hosted Git server”

HTTPS for Tomcat 7 with Let’s Encrypt

In my last blog post I described the benefits of HTTPS and how to set up your Synology DiskStation to use HTTPS with a trusted certificate from Let’s Encrypt. However I am also running Tomcat 7 on my DiskStation, which is also accessible from the internet. Needless to say, I want to secure access to Tomcat, too. If you run Tomcat yourself and want to set it up for HTTPS, this is for you. Continue reading “HTTPS for Tomcat 7 with Let’s Encrypt”

Get HTTPS on DiskStation with Let’s Encrypt

From the moment I got my DiskStation and made it available online, I wanted to try HTTPS. Organizations that issue certificates to use for HTTPS free of charge have been around for a while now (like StartSSL). However you need to own a domain and I use DDNS, but thanks to Let’s Encrypt I can finally get a certificate to secure the communication to with HTTPS!
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