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Authorization with the Amazon S3 API Adapter for Snowball

When you use the S3 SDK Adapter for Snowball, every interaction is signed with the AWS Signature Version 4 algorithm by default. This authorization is used only to verify the data traveling from its source to the adapter. All encryption and decryption happens in your workstation's memory. Unencrypted data is never stored on the workstation or the Snowball.

When using the adapter, keep the following in mind: