An apparatus and a method to identify a computer system which can be identified even if an identifier acquired from software or hardware of the system changes. There are provided with an identifier registration portion and an identification judgement portion. The identifier registration portion stores identifiers for identifying identification-target computer systems respectively. The identification judgement portion refers to the identifiers registered in the identifier registration portion and an identifier acquired from an identification-target computer system, and identifies the identification-target computer system.
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