Standard Profiles

In most cases, standard profiles are sufficient to define configuration settings globally and transfer them to devices via profiles. You can use several profiles at the same time. With the help of the priority rule, the effectiveness of the parameter values specified by a profile can be managed.

In the Using profiles chapter, you can find out how to set up and assign profiles.

In the Template profiles chapter, you can also find out how to create profiles with variable values.

In the Priority of profiles chapter, the priority rule is explained.

Master Profiles

The use of one or two master profiles can be helpful in a hierarchical structure with various administrators and complex rights management. With a master profile, a higher-ranking administrator can influence other administrators’ profile settings without withdrawing their management rights.

Read the Master profiles chapter very carefully before you use this profile type.


Use master profiles very sparingly and only in specific cases. If they are used incorrectly, you can unintentionally disable all other profiles.

User-Specific Profiles

When using IGEL Shared Workplace (SWP), it is a good idea to manage user-specific configurations via profiles. User-specific SWP profiles differ from device profiles in terms of the way in which they work.

For more information, read IGEL Shared Workplace - Assigning a User Profile.