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Thanks for the pointer, I was looking for a sane explanation of the Amazon security and signature algorithm.

I have to disagree with the other comments here regarding the client library. I think that given the precedence of Amazon API, given that people understand how to sign APIs like amazon, this method will be accepted even without a client library.

Being a Java / Scala dev, I prefer that an API provider allow me to select the HTTP client libraries to use and prevent from forcing me to use a specific library & version via SDK transitive dependencies.

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