AXsh's main purpose is to let other users have access to your Amiga and still be sure that nothing inappropriate can happen. AXsh ensures this by allowing access only to directories that are defined accessible and only accepting commands and arguments that are defined legal.
AXsh supports multiple lines, multiple users logged in simultaneously and 8 different user levels. User actions can be saved into a log file. Each user has his/her own home directory, and the used disk space can be/is restricted.
AXsh can be used as a bulletin board system with or without UUCP or as a door program in a 'normal' BBS. It has its own mail, news and file transfer programs. However, AXsh is not restricted to remote access, it can be very well used as a local shell.