Synology Disk Station
Note: the widget is not compatible with 2FA.
An optional 'volume' parameter can be supplied to specify which volume's free space to display when more than one volume exists. The value of the parameter must be in form of
volume_N, e.g. to display free space for volume2,
volume_2 should be set as 'volume' value. If omitted, first returned volume's free space will be shown (not guaranteed to be volume1).
["uptime", "volumeAvailable", "resources.cpu", "resources.mem"].
To access these system metrics you need to connect to the DiskStation with an account that is a member of the default
Administrators group. That is because these metrics are requested from the API's
SYNO.Core.System part that is only available to admin users. In order to keep the security impact as small as possible we can set the account in DSM up to limit the user's permissions inside the Synology system. In DSM 7.x, for instance, follow these steps:
- Create a new user, i.e.
- Set up a strong password for the new user
- Under the
User Groupstab of the user config dialogue check the box for
- On the
Permissionstab check the top box for
No Access, effectively prohibiting the user from accessing anything in the shared folders.
Applicationscheck the box next to
Denyin the header to explicitly prohibit login to all applications.
- Now only allow login to the
Download Stationapplication, either by
Denyin the respective row, or (if inheriting permission doesn't work because of other group settings)
Allowfor this app, or
By IPfor this app to limit the source of login attempts to one or more IP addresses/subnets.
- When the
Download Stationrow, click
Now configure the widget with the correct login information and test it.
If you encounter issues during testing, make sure to uncheck the option for automatic blocking due to invalid logins under
Control Panel > Security > Protection. If desired, this setting can be reactivated once the login is established working.