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How to use PhotoSync with a Synology NAS (running DSM 5.0 or higher)?

How to use PhotoSync with a Synology NAS (running DSM 5.0 or higher)?

How to use PhotoSync with a Synology NAS (running DSM 5.0 or higher)?


This instruction applies for all Synology NAS devices that run DSM 5.0 or higher. For other DSM versions the screens may be different.

 

  1. To use PhotoSync with a Synology NAS, you need to configure the NAS for WebDAV access first.

  2. Connect to your Synology device with a web browser and log in to the DSM operating system and open the Control Panel. If you don't know the IP address of your Synology device yet (which you should to connect via web browser) you can see it in the System Health monitor under LAN

    Figure 1. Synology DSM 5.0 control panel
    Synology DSM 5.0 control panel

     

  3. Open the File Services, then the WebDAV tab and enable WebDAV. As you can see, for the device in this example, WebDAV on port 5005 and secure WebDAV on port 5006 are enabled.

    Figure 2. Synology DSM 5.0 File Services settings
    Synology DSM 5.0 File Services settings

     

  4. Open the Shared Folder settings and make sure that you have a least one folder share that points to a folder on your Synology NAS where PhotoSync or other apps should be able to store photos or other files. Create a share if necessary.

    Figure 3. Synology DSM 5.0 Shared Folder settings
    Synology DSM 5.0 Shared Folder settings

     

  5. Open the User settings and make sure that you have at least one user defined that is able to access your Synology NAS.

    Figure 4. Synology DSM 5.0 User settings
    Synology DSM 5.0 User settings

     

  6. Double click on the user you want to configure to open the detail settings for this user. Go to the Permissions tab and check the Read/Write setting for each share that should be accessible from PhotoSync. PhotoSync needs write permission to store the photos/videos on your device and read permission to get the contents of the folder shares.

    Figure 5. Synology DSM 5.0 User Permissions
    Synology DSM 5.0 User Permissions

     

  7. To connect to your Synology NAS with PhotoSync, open the PhotoSync settings, choose Configure > WebDAV and create a WebDAV connection with the following configuration values:

     

    Server: IP address of your Synology NAS, in this example 192.168.100.10
    Port: Port number of your WebDAV service, in this example 5005
    Login: Username of your Synology user, e.g. photosync
    Password: Password of your Synology user
    Directory: leave empty, should be configured later
    Use SSL: Off for WebDAV, on for secure WebDAV. For secure WebDAV use WebDAV port 5006

     

    Tap on Done to initiate the connection. Use the WebDAV target you created to transfer photos to your Synology NAS or to browse and retrieve photos from your Synology NAS.

    Figure 6. Synology NAS WebDAV settings in PhotoSync
    Synology NAS WebDAV settings in PhotoSync

     

 

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