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Credential passthrough is a legacy data governance model. Databricks recommends that you upgrade to Unity Catalog. Unity Catalog simplifies security and governance of your data by providing a central place to administer and audit data access across multiple workspaces in your account. See What is Unity Catalog?.
Credential passthrough allows you to authenticate automatically to S3 buckets from Databricks clusters using the identity that you use to log in to Databricks.
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