Using this service one can read the profile items associated with the specified entity and profile level.
Profile information is stored in a hierarchy, and the effective profile for a given level is built up from settings at that level and all higher levels. The profile functions refer to "entities" - an entity may be a user, a group, or a customer. Entities all have an "id" number, and may have a "name". For "user" entities, the name is a user id, and can be used to access the profile information - names for other entities are not guaranteed to be unique, and so cannot be used as entity identifiers. Not all system-level information is visible unless a ProfileRead request specifies user level, since there are various system-level default sets to which users are assigned.