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package com.amazonaws;

Represents the communication protocol to use when sending requests to AWS.

Communication over HTTPS is the default, and is more secure than HTTP, which is why AWS recommends using HTTPS. HTTPS connections can use more system resources because of the extra work to encrypt network traffic, so the option to use HTTP is available in case users need it.

public enum Protocol {

HTTP Protocol - Using the HTTP protocol is less secure than HTTPS, but can slightly reduce the system resources used when communicating with AWS.

HTTPS Protocol - Using the HTTPS protocol is more secure than using the HTTP protocol, but may use slightly more system resources. AWS recommends using HTTPS for maximize security.
    private final String protocol;
    private Protocol(String protocol) {
        this. = protocol;
    /* (non-Javadoc)
     * @see java.lang.Enum#toString()
    public String toString() {
        return ;
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