Profiles are a general key-value data store where developers typically keep profile-related, basic reputation, and other app-agnostic data that can easily be shared across all applications that a user accesses with their 3Box. Profiles can support keeping public or encrypted information.
This section describes how to perform various interactive functionalities on a 3Box profile store, including adding/removing data, and decrypting private data. To perform these actions, you must first authenticate their 3Box.
If you only need to display public profile information for a user or multiple users in your application, you can use the static read-only get methods described here.
Portable user profiles (similar to Gravatar) with public and private information
Simplified onboarding and single-sign on (SSO)
Basic reputation data
Public group affiliations or memberships