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Subscribe to GitGuardian Honeytoken#

Honeytoken is a new module in the GitGuardian platform. You can request a live demo!


For now, Honeytoken is only available on early access.
Reach out to your GitGuardian contact if you would like to enable the beta version on your workspace (Business - SaaS only).

The module is restricted to Manager roles

In the first early access release, the Honeytoken module is reserved for users with a "Manager" role on the GitGuardian workspace. This will evolve in the future to allow more roles to create and manage honeytokens.

Create and deploy your first honeytoken#

Create first honeytoken

In the Honeytoken module, click “Create honeytoken”. Enter a name for the honeytoken, and optionally a description. The description may contain more detail about where and how exactly you will place this honeytoken. You can also select or create some labels to define your honeytoken in a more structured way.

Create honeytoken

Note: For now, we are only proposing AWS keys, but we are exploring other types of honeytokens.

Honeytoken created

Congratulations! Your honeytoken creation is confirmed, and you get your honeytoken key.
Insert this key in the asset you want to protect! If an attacker ever trips on the honeytoken, you'll get an instant alert letting you know that it has happened.

Test your honeytoken#

If you want to test the triggering and alerting mechanism, you can trigger your own honeytoken.

To do so, run the following AWS CLI command:


where <AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID> and <AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY> are replaced with the values of your honeytoken.

This will generate an event and thus trigger the honeytoken.

Don’t forget to reset your honeytoken afterward to be alerted of any “real” trigger on it.