An Automation Profile allows automation tasks to be executed by the XIA Automation Server - for example an Automation Profile could be created to "Create Student Accounts". Within the automation profile a task would create the actual user account whilst another would create the user a home folder.

When the Automation Profile is executed the user must provide answers to the required Variables either using a form, or from a CSV file. Variables are pieces of information that cannot be predefined. In the example of creating a student account the Automation Profile maybe preconfigured with the server on which the home folder is to be created, however the user's Firstname and Surname must be provided.

Automation Profiles are configured with Access Control Entries which determine which user account or accounts are able to execute the automation profile.

Automation Profiles can be enabled and disabled using the context menu.

A disabled automation profile has the following icon and is not displayed or accessible to users.