User profiles define individual PeopleSoft users. You define user profiles and then link them to one or more roles. Typically, a user profile must be linked to at least one role to be a usable profile. The majority of values that make up a user profile are inherited from the linked roles.
Note. It’s possible to have a user profile with no roles. This might be a user who isn’t allowed access to the PeopleSoft application; however, you still want workflow-generated email sent to the user.
You define user profiles by entering the appropriate values on the user profile pages. The user profile contains values that are specific to a user, such as a user password, an email address, an employee ID, and so on.
The user ID and description appear at the top of each page to help you recall which user profile you are viewing or modifying as you move through the pages.