A configuration object that defines behavior and policies for a URL session.
An URLSessionConfiguration object defines the behavior and policies to use when uploading and downloading data using an URLSession object. When uploading or downloading data, creating a configuration object is always the first step you must take. You use this object to configure the timeout values, caching policies, connection requirements, and other types of information that you intend to use with your URLSession object.
It is important to configure your URLSessionConfiguration object appropriately before using it to initialize a session object. Session objects make a copy of the configuration settings you provide and use those settings to configure the session. Once configured, the session object ignores any changes you make to the URLSessionConfiguration object. If you need to modify your transfer policies, you must update the session configuration object and use it to create a new URLSession object.
For more information about using configuration objects to create sessions, see URLSession.
An NSURLProtocol object handles the loading of protocol-specific URL data. The NSURLProtocol class itself is an abstract class that provides the infrastructure for processing URLs with a specific URL scheme. You create subclasses for any custom protocols or URL schemes that your app supports.