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Definition of Platform

A computing Platform is a type of hardware and/or software where application programs may run. Operating Systems are Platforms, as are different types of computing hardware. Special-purpose Platforms include Routers, Remote Access Servers and database servers.

A Platform is frequently associated with its own Credentials database.

A Platform (as it relates to Identity Management (IdM)) is a type of target system. There are many possible types of platforms, including: