A user is an individual member of a user profile. If no user profile is specified, then the users are assigned to the Default user profile.
The userconfig element contains a subelement called userprofile. This subelement is used by the Global Console to reference the user profile in the display. This is not used for configuration. “User profile (userprofileconfig)” on page 239 describes the userprofileconfig element which is used to configure user profiles.