AAA full form

Meaning : Authentication, Authorization and Accounting

Category : Business
Sub Category : Accounting

What does AAA mean or stand for ?

AAA is a set of computer protocols that are used together in a framework at three distinct levels for security when a user tries to enter a network space.AAA can be understood like a set of 3 gates.

The first gate is Authentication you enter a restricted and protected web space you will need to enter a username and password.This is the outer perimeter and with valid credentials you can enter into the network space.

Authorization is a little more secure.Not everyone can access this portion of the network as it deals with sharing and accessing of resources and data.

Accounting is tracking your footprints or web-prints while you are inside the network.