Starting from EFB version 2, profiles are introduced to allow users in need to run multiple EFB instances simultaneously without affecting each other.

Each profile has its own set of configuration files a set of channels that share the same code, but has different data files, so that they can run on their own.

Profiles are, by default, specific to users. This means, two users can have profiles in the same name but operates in isolation.

The default profile name is called default. To switch to a different profile, specify the profile name in --profile flag while starting EFB.

Start a new profile

To create a new profile, you need to create a directory in the EFB_DATA_PATH/profiles, and create a new configuration file as described in chapter Getting started.

When everything is configured properly, you are good to go.