Profile is a collection of all the neccessary information about an registered user which helps in collaboration within the platform. The information ranges from personal information like Name, UserName, EmailId to Social Information like Twitter, Facebook, Github, Stackoverflow etc.
User can provide detailed information about him/her like Personal(Name, UserName..),Social information(twitter, facebook, github..) etc. These information will be visibile to other platform users as part of the API you have published.
Each API available in search/discovery will include the Username of the person who published the API as well.Clicking the Username will display the information about the provider which we will study in detail in the section API Provider Profile
We will cover the detailed profile view in the next section