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GitLab: Helmholtz Codebase switched its domain (updated)

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On November 11th, 2022, Helmholtz Codebase has been made available under the new domain The previous domain redirects to this new domain from now on. Nothing else changes for the users.

The Reason Why

The Helmholtz Cloud offers cloud services to all members of the Helmholtz Association and partners. This also includes a GitLab service that was made available under the domain by colleagues of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ). Meanwhile, the vast majority of users does not come from the HZDR any longer. We decided to reflect this fact in the choice of the primary domain name. Therefore, a small contest to find a new domain name for this Helmholtz-wide GitLab service was initiated. At the end of this contest, most of the participants voted for Helmholtz Codebase and, respectively, as the successors of the previous service and domain name.

The New Domain

The Helmholtz GitLab has already been referred to as the Helmholtz Codebase for quite a while now. During a transition period, you were able to access the service via which redirected to

On November 11th, 2022 these domains and redirects were swapped to make the Helmholtz Codebase available under its new primary domain

Which Changes Do the Users Face?

From November 11th, 2022, onwards all users are automatically redirected from to Apart from that, nothing else changes for the users, except for the need to log in once again.

What if …?

In case you are facing issues with the new domain name or the redirect, please let us know. In that case, please contact our HIFIS Support via, or the contact form. Thank you very much!

Happy collaboration and happy coding!


  • 2022-11-14 – update blog post that both GitLab domains were switched over