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why are not installed the profiles?


I am new in salesforce and developed my first app, I have three custom profiles cloned from standard user but when I install the app and I want to assign a custom profile to a user these profiles do not appear neither in drop down list nor in profiles list.


I included them in the package and i don´t know what I'm doing wrong.


Any help will be app appreciated.



Profiles will not move through package.
Only profile settings can be moved.

To clear your point: you need to create profiles manually in the target org (where you are installing the package) before installing the package.
While installing the package you can select and match the profile setting (which profile settings of DEV can be moved to which profile in target org).
(For this select last radio button in 3rd step of installation, don’t remember the exact name)


Hi ,


Check out this link,


If you’re cloning a profile to enable certain permissions or access settings for one or more users, you might be able to enable those permissions or access settings using permission sets.







Took me a while to figure it out but here's the solution:

1. Clone Standard Platform User profile (because is the one that has the Salesforce Platform license) and name it something meaningful like MyApp_Profile

2. Customize MyApp_Profile to match your desired access level for the users that will test or use your app

3. Add custom profile settings MyApp_Profile to the package

4. Go ahead an finish the package

5. Pre-create a profile by cloning the Standard Platform User profile and name it something meaningful like MyApp_TestProfile

6. Assign MyApp_TestProfile to a user

7. Install the package and on Step 2 (Choose security level) of the wizard you have to select the third option (Select security settings)

8. Under "Customize security" section make sure the MyApp_TestProfile (created on step 5) has the MyApp_Profile assigned (created on step 1)

9. Finish the Package installation

10. Log to the test or customer org with the user that has the MyApp_TestProfile assigned and choose your App from top right menu.

11. You're welcome!

I hope this solves your issue too!