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Can anyone explain to me what does High trust and low trust mean in SharePoint (or any other thing) in layman language? I am coming across these terms frequently in SharePoint but unable to understand. Also, are High trust and FUll trust different ? If yes please explain the difference.

  • Guys ,Please help me by tagging appropriate tags. It would be greate help. – Akhilesh Jan 12 '18 at 5:45
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In a nutshell,

Low trust --> uses access tokens from a provider (Azure for example).

High trust --> uses digital certificates to validate the endpoints.

This link is what helped me understand it (sort of):

http://www.instantquick.com/index.php/high-trust-apps-and-low-trust-apps-what-does-it-all-mean?c=elumenotion-blog-archive/sharepoint-2013-and-office-365-apps

  • Still I didnt get from article what I wanted to understand. Are farm solutions run on full trust. Or provider hosted app run on high trust. Or please provide me some example and impact of different scenerio. – Akhilesh May 24 '18 at 5:13

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