I deployed a SharePoint hosted app. Can Someone explain to me the permission scope Web?

My app has to create lists and items on the site. Which permission do I need?

If I want to publish the App on the Store I can not use full-control permission as says this article Validation policies for the apps

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The permission Scope Web will allow you to work with Host web site. Suppose you have a site collection at url http://sitename. And under it you have a sub site http://sitename/subsite. Now you deploy an app in the subsite. So the subsite will be the Host web. Now you want to create a list in subsite so you will need to provide Web Scope. However, if you want to create a list in http://sitename you will need to give Site Collection scope. However, if you are directly deploying the app under root site collection and just want to create a list in Host Web, then Web Scope is sufficient. Secondly, Manage permissions are enough to create a list in Host Web. Lastly, Microsoft won't allow Full Control permission based apps because of data security issues. It is like saying give my app permissions to mess with your data.

  • But if I ceate a list inside an app does not it live inside the app? If yes I do not need any permission on the web site.
    – Nk SP
    Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 9:16
  • Yes, the permissions are only needed if you want to create a list inside Host Web. However, if you want to create a list in App Web, then there is no need to give permissions. See this for more info: sharepointnadeem.blogspot.com/2014/01/… and this sharepointnadeem.blogspot.com/2013/12/… Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 9:21
  • And to create a group? Do I need Full-Control on the site?
    – Nk SP
    Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 11:47
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    Yes Scope should be site collection and permission should be Full Control Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 11:48

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