The Pipeworks Manifest is a PowerShell data file that is used to configure your module as a web service.
It contains data to drive your service, deployment information, and pointers to secure information. It's one PowerShell hashtable, and it's used as a very extensible configuration system. You can always reference the Pipeworks Manifest inside of a Pipeworks module with the variable $pipeworksManifest
The Pipeworks manifest is used pervasively in Pipeworks. You can create a Pipeworks manifest with the New-Pipeworks manifest command, and you should learn to edit the Pipeworks manifest by hand and understand it's sections.
Commonly used Settings and Sections