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Configuration File

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      Sync Gateway uses a JSON-like configuration file to define its runtime behavior. The file’s contents include, for example:

      • Details of the connected Couchbase databases

      • How replications are conducted

      • What security is to be used

      • What logging options are to be applied, and

      • Any customization of import filtering and synchronization.

      The majority of the configuration is achieved using standard JSON syntax — see Configuration Reference for more.

      The sync-gateway-config.json file relies on the use of one relaxed JSON feature; the use of back ticks (`). Text between back ticks is treated as a string. It can span multiple lines and contain double-quotes. Those features make it ideal for the JavaScript used in sync and import_filter functions.

      Use the following command to run Sync Gateway with a configuration file:

      sync_gateway sync-gateway-config.json

      Configuration Reference