First off, what exactly is the Forte terminal? The Forte terminal is the access point for the merchant processing system you use. A merchant processor is the entity responsible for the processing and verification of credit cards. It is required by law when you accept credit cards as payment.
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You will have a Forte Merchant ID assigned to your portal. You admin, is responsible for creating user names and passwords.
The first time you log in from a computer you will have to verify the computer. This simply means than an email will be sent to the address associated with your user name and you will have to click a link confirming the validity of the computer.
From here you will be directly into the terminal. For a basic overview of the terminal click here.