Provide temporary credentials to the SDK - Amazon SDK for Java 2.x
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Provide temporary credentials to the SDK

Before making a request to Amazon Web Services using the Amazon SDK for Java 2.x, the SDK cryptographically signs temporary credentials issued by Amazon. To access temporary credentials, the SDK retrieves configuration values by checking several locations.

This topic discusses several ways that you enable the SDK to access temporary credentials.