# 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:
Enter your email address along with a reminder that will be easy to understand then click Create:
Copy the URL and place it somewhere useful.