The latest Synology DSM 6.0 version now supports out of the box reverse proxy configuration. So no need to build and edit internal configuration files. Everything can be done now on the DSM web frontend.
To configure the reverse proxy we need to go to the DSM web application, select the Control Panel and then the Application Portal icon:
We can see that I already have some applications configured and with the HTTP internal ports defined. For example the Notes application is accessed internally by the URL http://diskstation:9350. Note that I haven’t defined a HTTPS port because I’ll use the reverse proxy as the HTTPS frontend.
So we take note of the ports for the applications that we want to make available at the reverse proxy, in my case the port 9350 for the Notes application, and create a new reverse proxy configuration by selecting the Reverse Proxy tab and pressing the Create button:
Take note of the following:
– I’m using one of the available domains provided by synology myds.me.
– The Synology domains, at least the myds.me supports sub-domain wildcarding.
– So I can have the primalcortex.myds.me as my main domain
– And I can have all subdomains below the primalcortex.myds.me, like, for example, notes.primalcortex.myds.me
So I will make the Notes application available at the notes.primalcortex.myds.me and that is the hostname that I need to define under my reverse proxy configuration.
So with the above rule all requests to https://notes.primalcortex.myds.me will be routed to the localhost server running on the port 9350…
And that’s it. Just make another set of rules for the other application under their own sub-domains.
Edit: The following configuration shows the Note Station, File Station and Video Station reverse proxy configuration that allows those “apps” to be accessible from the external IP. Note that this means that port 80 (plain HTTP, if used) and port 443 (HTTPS) must be forwarded on the router configuration to the Synology internal IP:
In my case only HTTPS is used, so I’ve not forwarded the port 80 from the external interface of the router to the Synology.