What is a User Profile?
A user profile is a visual display of personal data and user account-related data. Used primarily for computer systems, social networking sites and buyer personas for business and marketing.
Computing User Profile
User profiles allow many users with their own desktop configuration to operate on the same device. User profiles, when stored on a server, allow users to get their desktop configuration when they operate on a different machine.
Key point:A user profile may also be considered as the machine representation of a user model.