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.
User Profile Prerequisites
Before configuring your user profiles, make sure to plan how you are going to provision phones for your deployment. Decide whether you are going to use self-provisioning to allow end users to provision their own phones.
Assign the universal line and universal device templates to a user profile.
Universal Line Template
Configure a universal line template with common settings that are typically applied to a directory number. You can create one or more universal line templates to create a collection of settings that reflect the most common directory number configurations in your organization and, through the user profile, you can apply those settings to new directory numbers that you provision for a user.
In Cisco Unified CM Administration, choose the User Management > User/Phone Add > Universal Line Template.
fields in the
Universal Line Template Configuration window. See the
online help for more information about the fields and their configuration
Configure a universal device template. A
universal device template contains a set of common settings that are typically
applied to a phone, remote destination profile, or an extension mobility
profile. You can create one or more universal device templates that reflect the
most common device configurations in your organization and through a user profile, you can apply
those settings to any new devices that you provision for an end user.
Configure a user profile that includes the universal line templates and universal device templates that you want to assign to users who use that profile. You can also enable self provisioning for users who use this service profile.