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This section is a first version of the admin documentation of cartostation.

For more technical (ie: developers infos), please refer to the readme about the server here and about the client applications here.

admin general



General settings

Permissions : Users and Groups

Can be set up in /admin/auth/


Users can have 4 permission status

Active : will activate or de-activate the user account. If unchecked, it doesn’t delete it.
Staff : if checked, it will allow this user to log in the administration page. By default the user won’t be able to do anything. He will need to be part a group with permissions set up to be able to use part of the administration.
Superuser : grant all the permissions to this user.
Group(s) : see below


You can define groups with specific permissions. The permissions defined in the group page are about functionalities in the administration part.

If a user is part of several groups, it will be granted with the union of the privileges of the groups.

Some specific functionalities can be related to group per apps.

App access by group

CLIENTS configuration accept a “groups” key that takes a list of group names, thus limiting access to these apps to users belonging to these groups.

Configure a WMS base-map layer

In the section admin/webservice/wmslayer/ you can configure WMS layers.

Name is the identifier of this layer, so it’s a good practice to keep it simple and accurate.

Layers is multilingual, which means you can use a different layer per language.
It is also possible to stack layers together.


While you can do it on the fly, you might want to configure a service first :


Override message records

In the section /api/editedrecord/ it is possible to override the default message records used in cartostation.

The key should be structured this way : app_prefix/messageRecord

Available app prefixes are :

MessageRecord are visible in the /src/locale folder in each app :


A read-only WFS 2.0 with authentication is accessible on cartostation.

url : [HOST-NAME]/basic-wfs/

TIP : If needed a QGIS plugin is available to connect on a WFS 2.0 :