# HTTP Token

# What is an HTTP token

When you create a HTTP based Canarytoken, the system gives you a URL.

Anyone attempting to browse to this URL will generate an alert.

Why does this matter? Once you are able to get an alert for a web-based token, or a DNS based token, you have the building blocks for squillions of possible tripwires.

# Creating an HTTP token

Head on over to canarytokens.org (opens new window) and select Web bug /URL token:

Creating an HTTP token

Enter your email address along with a reminder that will be easy to understand then click Create:

Created an HTTP token

Copy the URL and place it somewhere useful.