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AAA

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

AC

Access Controller.

ACL

Access Control List.

accounting

Recording of subscriber usage for billing and tracking purposes.

agent

SNMP module on a managed device that responds to requests from a management station and sends traps to one or more recipients (trap sinks) to inform administrators of potential problems.

AKA

Authentication and Key Agreement. An extension to the EAP protocol that enables authentication and session key distribution using a mechanism based on symmetric keys and usually runs on a USIM.

AP

Access Point.

APN

Access Point Name.

ATIS

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions.

AuC

Authentication Center. The network element that provides the triplets for authenticating the subscriber.

authentication

The process of verifying the identity of a wireless device and its user. This process is accomplished through transmission of identifying data at the time of connection.

Authentication and Key Agreement

See AKA.

authorization

The process of specifying the permission (class of network services) granted to a subscriber.

available SSID

An SSID that the WLAN UE has found after active and/or passive scanning which meets certain conditions as specified in IEEE 802.11.

AVP

Attribute-value pair. An attribute and its corresponding value.; for example, User-Name = admin.


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