When it comes to the configuration of metadata in Copado Essentials, the only thing that you're responsible for is authenticating your orgs (sandboxes and production) to Essentials.
Once that task is done, Essentials handles the heavy lifting when comes to displaying the available metadata types in the Essentials metadata selection grid within a deployment or work item.
Copado supports any metadata type that falls under the most recent version of the Salesforce Metadata API. See the Salesforce Metadata Report for details, so there's no manual work needed.
Note that the Metadata API version associated with a particular org may differ prior to a Salesforce major release.
For more details about the Salesforce Metadata API see the Help article called Salesforce Metadata API Version Management.