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About Profiles

SBR Carrier enables you to define default templates of check list and return list pairs called profiles. A profile provides specific attributes for one or both lists. You can define as many profiles as you require. Profiles provide a powerful means of managing and configuring accounts.

When you edit a user account, you can assign a profile to the user so the attributes of the profile become the default settings for that user account. After you assign a profile to a user account, you can modify the new entries on the user’s check list and return list. Changes you make apply only to the specific user entry; they do not affect the profile itself. Assigning a profile and then overriding individual attributes is a convenient way to leverage SBR Carrier features to your advantage.

To change attribute settings across many users immediately, edit the profile that you have assigned to these users. The changes you make to a profile are automatically reflected in each user’s check list and return list.

Adding a Check List or Return List Attribute to a Profile

A check list attribute is an item of information that must accompany a request for connection before the connection can be authenticated. A return list attribute is an item of information that SBR Carrier includes in the Access-Accept message when a connection request is approved.

Resolving Profile and User Attributes

If user-specific attributes are stored in an external database, SBR Carrier determines the final set of attributes for a user by merging the attributes stored in the native database with those retrieved from the external database. This calculation is performed as follows:

  1. The attributes from the profile (or alias user) assigned to the user are first retrieved.
  2. These attributes are then merged with the user-specific modifications to the attributes in the following manner:
    • If the attribute is multi-valued, then the attribute(s) retrieved from the external database is added to the overall list of attributes.
    • If the attribute is single-valued, then the attribute(s) retrieved from the external database replaces any attribute of the same name in the profile or associated with the alias.
    • If the attribute is orderable, then the attribute(s) retrieved from the external database replaces any orderable attribute of the same name in the profile or associated with the alias.

Modified: 2018-01-11