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infrastructure.
Merchant backends have one special ``default`` instance. This ``default``
-instance is used when no explicit instance is specified.
+instance is used when no explicit instance is specified. Despite its name,
+this instance must be created after the installation. In case *no* default
+instance is found - or its credentials got lost -, the administrator can use
+the default instance's rights by resorting on the ``--auth`` command line option,
+or by restarting the service by providing a environment variable called
+``TALER_MERCHANT_TOKEN``.
Each instance (default and others) has a base URL. The resources under
this base URL are divided into to categories: