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Alternative authentication


As an alternative to AWS method of authentication, you can use the HCP method. You might choose to do this, for example, if you’re writing an application that uses both the HS3 API and the HTTP protocol (the HCP REST API). With the HTTP protocol, HCP supports only its own authentication method.

With HCP authentication, the format of the URLs you use in HS3 requests differs from the format used with AWS authentication.

This appendix describes the URLs you can use in HS3 requests when using HCP authentication. It also explains how to provide credentials or request anonymous access with that authentication method.

For information on AWS authentication and the URLs you can use with that authentication method, see Chapter 3, “Access and authentication,” on page 43.

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URLs with HCP authentication


URLs with HCP authenticationHCP authentication