Computing

AAA

AAA (Automobile)

In the USA, AAA (or Triple A) stands for American Automobile Association.

In California, the AAA branch is called CSAA (California State Automobile Association).

The benefits vary depending upon if one is a regular member or a premium member.

Commonly provided services include

  • Towing
  • Jump start
  • Lock out
  • Out of gas
  • Maps
  • Optional : battery replacement

AAA (Battery)

  • AAA is a battery size.
  • AAA batteries are smaller than AA batteries.
  • The price and quality of the battery varies with the manufacturer, technology and intended usage.

AAA (Computing)

In computing, AAA stands for

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Accounting

Authentication

It may be based on

  • What you know (e.g. password or pass phrase)
  • What you have (e.g. special token for login)
  • What you are (e.g. fingerprint)

Authorization

It may be based on

  • Role (e.g. Administrator)
  • Time / Period (e.g. working hours only)
  • Types of allowable resource (e.g. sensitive data)

Accounting

It may be based on

  • Paid subscription
  • Pay as you go
  • No charge
  • Discount

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