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How to add a Synology NAS

Step 1: Download the FileFlex Connector

  1. Download the FileFlex Connector for Synology. Go to https://www.fileflex.com/downloads and download the connector appropriate to processor of your device - select x86 if your NAS has an Intel processor or ARM if it has an ARM processor.
  2. If you are not sure of the processor of your device, sign in to the Synology Disk Station Manager (see Step 2), click Control Panel and then select Info Center.
  3. How to Find the Processor Type

Step 2: Install the FileFlex Connector on the Synology NAS

  1. Sign in to the Synology Disk Station Manager software (DSM)
    (For more information about setting up Synology NAS and installing DSM, see the Quick Installation Guide for your Synology NAS model available at Synology’s Download Center.)
    - Make sure are connected to the same network as the Synology NAS and can access the Internet.
    - Open a web browser on your computer and go to http://find.synology.com.
    - The Web Assistant will find your Synology NAS within the local network. Click Connect to go to the login screen.
    - Enter your user name and password, and click Sign in. The default password for admin is empty.
  2. When the Disk Station Manager opens, select the Package Center icon.
  3. Select Package Center

  4. When the Package Center opens, select Manual Install.
  5. Select Manual Install

  6. When the Upload a Package dialog box appears, click the Browse button and navigate to the FileFlex Connector file that you downloaded in Step 1.
  7. Navigate to the Downloaded FileFlex Connector

  8. Select the FileFlex Connector and the click Open.
  9. Open the FileFlex Connector Setup

  10. In the Upload a Package dialog box, click Next.
  11. Click Next

  12. Make sure that the Run after installation box is checked the click Apply.
  13. Apply

  14. If you’ve successfully installed the FileFlex Connector on your Synology NAS, you should see FileFlex Connector installed and running in the Package Center.

Step 3: Link FileFlex Enterprise to the Synology NAS

  1. Next you must link your FileFlex account to your Synology NAS. From your FileFlex Administrator console and connected to the NAS, select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
  2. Add Content Source

  3. Select the company you would like to add the NAS to.

  4. Select the Synology icon and run the setup wizard.
  5. A dialog box will now appear with an Activation Code. This code must be entered into the FileFlex Connector on the NAS outlined in the following steps. For security reasons, the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 2.
  6. Copy the Activation Code

  7. From same network as your Synology NAS, sign in to the Synology Disk Station Manager software (DSM) (For more information about setting up Synology NAS and installing DSM, see the Quick Installation Guide for your Synology NAS model available at Synology’s Download Center.)
    - Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the Synology NAS and can access the Internet.
    - Open a web browser on your computer and go to http://find.synology.com.
    - The Web Assistant will find the Synology NAS within the local network. Click Connect to go to the login screen.
    - Your colleague or administrator must enter their user name and password, and click Sign in. The default password for admin is empty.
  8. When the Disk Station Manager opens, select the Main Menu icon.
  9. Open Disk Station Manager, Click the Main Menu Icon

  10. The Main Menu will show the apps installed on the NAS. Click the FileFlex app.
  11. Open the FileFlex Connector App

  12. The activation page will now appear that will link the Synology NAS to FileFlex Enterprise.
    Username - This is the username of the administrator.
    Password - This is the password of the administrator.
    Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If the NAS is on a company or corporate domain, enter the domain that the NAS belongs to.
    Activation Code - This is the code that was generated in Step 4. Enter that code here.
  13. Enter Username, Password and Activation Code

You should now have connected FileFlex Enterprise to a Synology NAS. You can assign users to this NAS - see Assigning Specific Content Sources To a User.

Note: Although administrative credentials are used to set up NAS, the user’s credentials are used to access to the storage. Each user that is permitted to access this storage will need to have their own credentials and permissions in place.