User Profile Overview
User profiles contain common directory number and device settings. You can configure different user profiles that contain the most common directory number settings and device settings that your users require and then assign each user profile to the users that require those settings. You can configure different user profiles for different groups of users in your company, according to the phone line and phone setting requirements for each set of users.
For those end users who are enabled for self-provisioning, the phone and phone line settings from the user profile get applied to any new phones that the user provisions. If the user is not enabled for self-provisioning, the user profile settings can be applied to any new phones that the administrator provisions on behalf of the end user.
User profiles use settings from the following phone and phone line templates to build a profile for the end user:
Universal Line Template—a collection of common phone line settings that are typically assigned to a directory number. Universal line templates allow you to quickly configure phone lines for new directory numbers that get assigned to an end user.
Universal Device Template—a collection of common device settings that are typically assigned to a phone or other device. Universal device templates allow you to quickly configure new phones that get assigned to an end user.