We have a force.com site which has a simple lead form. We want to use a custom domain name like https://www.companyname.com/leadform as our url which we can use for marketing. I know we can register a custom domain and point the cname record to the force.com site url. But is it possible for me to have a ssl certification on companyname.com point to salesforce site page? Has any body come up with a solution for secure pages using custom domain like https://www.companyname.com/leadform as an example? Buyan
Bunyan, take a look at the Sites FAQ which says the following:
Q: Does it support HTTPS custom URLs (not force.com URLs) with our own certificate?
A: Not at this time
Q: Can i specify my own SSL certificate if i use a CNAME to brand my URL
A: SSL certificates specify an IP address and at the current time we do not provide a feature to host SSL certificates for sites other than the default domain force.com.
From the above, unless something has changed, I'd conclude that at this time it's not possible to do what you desire.
To the contrary of the linked documentation from @crmprogdev, as of at least August 2013 Salesforce does support this scenario.
SFDC Help: Adding a Domain
A couple of key points:
Answers to the questions below
This is done using your DNS
A URL like this one:
Salesforce provides tools for managing certificates within your org. You would use these tools to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and have that request signed by the CA and then you can upload the certificate into your org.
Per that help document, you can contact Salesforce and they can associate your force.com site with the SSL certificate which you uploaded. After that is complete, your force.com site will be available using your SSL certificate via your custom web address defined on your site.