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Full Trust in .NET applications
Posted by: gunwant_s
Date: March 01, 2009 07:52AM

Hi all,

I am not very sure if this question relates to this group but I couldn't find any other place for this question. Feel free to move it wherever appropriate.

What I am curious about is the 'Full Trust' configuration in .NET applications, which as we know is the default configuration for an application. Now I understand that 'Full Trust' enables the access of resources which are not meant for a malicious user to fiddle with. (Fyi) For example, The URL:


also enables a malicious user to access sensitive files. Say,


That is basically exploiting the Full Trust of .NET applications.
Now my question. I want to know if one is to configure 'Partial Trust',how unmanageable is it? I read quite a lot of documentation on this although I couldn't figure out, what issues a particular application can confront while configured for 'Partial Trust'. I know web.config can be used for configuring 'Partial Trust' but what other details/settings do I need to consider for a perfect configuration of the same. And what problems can occur so I be cautious before in time?

Any thoughts on this?


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