Accounting

Provides the method for collecting and sending security server information used for billing, auditing, and reporting, such as user identities, start and stop times, executed commands (such as PPP), number of packets, and number of bytes

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Accounting provides the ability to collect and send security server information to be used for billing, auditing, and reporting purposes. Accounting collects information such as user identities, start and stop times, executed commands (such as PPP), number of packets, and number of bytes.

Accounting enables you to track the services that users are accessing and the amount of network resources that they are consuming. When you activate AAA accounting, the NAS reports user activity to a security server in the form of accounting records. Each accounting record comprises accounting attribute-value pairs and is stored on the Cisco Secure ACS. This data can then be analyzed for network management, client billing, or auditing.

All accounting methods must be defined through AAA.

Accounting is configured by defining a named list of accounting methods, and then applying that list to an interface.

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