Users and Profiles - why they are separate in Jamroom
One of the first questions that many users who are new to Jamroom have is "what is the difference between a User and a Profile?"
If you've come from other systems that do not distinguish between Users and Profiles, this may seem like a silly question, since typically "user account" and "profile" are used somewhat interchangeably to mean the same thing.
In Jamroom however, there is a very clear distinction between a User Account and a Profile, which can best be clarified with two examples:
- Brian, Michael, Nate, Paul and Douglas are all members of a band called "The Jamroom Five". Each will have their own User Account (which they use to sign in with), but they only have ONE Profile called "The Jamroom Five" - all FIVE users are associated with ONE profile.
- Brian is the head of a global empire of 200 different artists that he manages. He has ONE User Account that he logs in with, but can switch between any of the 200 profiles for the artists he manages.
So you can see that a "User Account" can belong to multiple Profiles, and Profile can be linked to multiple User Accounts.