A workspace and associated database connections must be defined in the environment settings.
The WORKSPACE key value is a pg-connection-string plus table definition. A table with a zero configuration workspace will created if the table does not exist. The database user must have privileges to create a new table in the defined schema and add records to the workspace table.
Below is the PostgreSQL schema for workspace tables.
create table settings("_id" serial not null,settings json);
file: prefix the server will look for a workspace document in the in the workspaces directory of the repository. Serving a workspace from a file makes it impossible to modify the workspace which is loaded into the backend memory.
Connection strings must be provided for all data sources which are referenced in a workspace.
Keys beginning with DBS_ store PostGIS data source connections. During startup the keys are used to register PostgreSQL database connections. The remainder of the
"DBS_***" string is the key for the database connection. This key must be referenced as the dbs parameter in workspace layer definitions.