Install on Synology

Financial Freedom can run on Synology DSM 7.2+ using Docker Compose. This guide will walk you through the steps to get Financial Freedom up and running on your Synology NAS.


  • It is highly recommended that you upgrade to DSM 7.2+ before proceeding so you can utilize the Container Manager package that ships with DSM 7.2+.

Create a folder to store your Financial Freedom data

Open the File Station and create a new folder to store your Financial Freedom data. This folder will be mounted into the Financial Freedom container. It is recommended to put this on your fastest volume (SSD if available).

Create a folder to store your Financial Freedom data

Prepare env file

Next, we need to create an .env.conf file to store our environment variables.

  1. Download the .env.example file from the Financial Freedom repository.
  2. Upload the modified file to the Financial Freedom folder you created in the previous step.
  3. Rename the file to .env.conf (remove the .example extension).
  4. You can open the file with the Text Editor package with Synology.
  5. Be sure to set the APP_KEY value to a proper Laravel key value
  6. Set your Database Passwords to randomly generated values.

In summary, your folder structure should look like this once you are done:

Folder Structure of `/docker/financial-freedom`

└── .env.conf

Install Container Manager

Open the Package Center and search for Container Manager. Click Install to install the package.

Install Container Manager

Create a New Project

Open the Container Manager and click Create under Projects to create a new project.

Create a New Project

Set the following values:

  1. Project name: financial-freedom
  2. Path: Select the folder you created in the first step.
  3. Source: Create docker-compose.yml

You can use this template for the docker-compose.yml file:


version: '3.8'

    image: serversideup/financial-freedom:latest
      - 8080:80
      - 8443:443
      - .env.conf
      - logs:/var/www/html/storage/logs
      - sessions:/var/www/html/storage/framework/sessions
      - mariadb

    image: mariadb:10.11
      - database:/var/lib/mysql
      - .env.conf


Create a New Project

Press Next to continue and you do not have to enable the web portal via Web Station if Synology prompts you.

Accessing Financial Freedom

Once the project is created, you can access Financial Freedom by going to https://<your-synology-ip>:8443 in your browser.