A User is an account that any of your users can have. Each user is assumed to have a unique email address. You can define properties for all users in the user.yml file.
User Profiles are roles in your application. Each User Profile can be associated with any number of Properties, Images, Attachments, and Model Schemas.
Sharing attributes across multiple profiles
If your multiple profiles happen to have the same Properties, you can extract them to a container profile which will group them.
A company has a lot of employees, but all of them have the same attributes like name, email, emergency contact, so it would be a good idea to create a profile for "employee", and then use more specific ones for specific roles in the company.
name: employee properties: - name: name type: string - name: email type: string - name: emergency_contact type: string
name: software_developer properties: - name: programming_languages type: string
name: project_manager properties: - name: projects type: string
Read more about sharing attributes across multiple profiles.
Sign up forms
Sign up forms allow users to sign up by entering their information in a form embedded in a page.
All forms should be located in the
Check out our Creating a Sign-Up Form page to learn more about sign-up forms.
There are a couple of ways to authenticate a user in platformOS, the most common being through an email and password pair, which the user provided via a sign-up form.
- Creating a Property for All Users
- Creating a User Profile
- Creating a Sign-Up Form
- Embedding a Sign-Up Form in a Page
- Signing In a User Manually
- Signing In a User Automatically after Sign Up
- Logging Out an Authenticated User
- Resetting Password of an Authenticated User
- Accessing Authenticated User Data
- Sharing Attributes Across Multiple Profiles