I enabled SSL for one of our Force.com Sites. The website is available and all SSL certs are working fine.

I noticed that SSL doesn't work in case you are using getContent(). As you can see below I implemented a APEX Class:

public with sharing class SalesforceTestCase {
    public String content {get; set;}
    public SalesforceTestCase() {
        PageReference pr = new PageReference('/apex/MyPage');
        content = pr.getContent().toString();
        catch(Exception e)
            content = e.getMessage();

And in addition a Visualforce page to show the variable content.

<apex:page controller="SalesforceTestCase" showHeader="false" sidebar="false" standardStylesheets="false" >

Test case

It works fine without HTTPS:


But in the moment you are using HTTPS the site fails:



How can I fix this issue? Does it have anything to do with getContent()?


It has a very simple Solution.

For the site https://www.die-akademie.de/SalesforceTestCase upload SSL certificate which is CA signed. All other circuits are rejected by Salesforce or behave in unexpected way.

Error standard description:

When the peer was not able to identify itself (for example; no certificate, the particular cipher suite being used does not support authentication, or no peer authentication was established during SSL handshaking) this exception is thrown.


  • Hey thanks for your comment. You are right. Except: The certificate is CA signed. This can be simply verified by acting the page die-akademie.de/SalesforceTestCase. The certificate was signed by AlphaSSL. – Christian Deckert Jul 24 '15 at 14:34
  • @ChristianDeckert did you try accessing the site in browser. I got error as shown in answer. – Ashwani Jul 24 '15 at 17:09
  • which android version? And which device? – Christian Deckert Jul 24 '15 at 23:29
  • ChristianDeckert it is Android 5.0.1 running on Samsung Galaxy Note 4. – Ashwani Jul 25 '15 at 1:18
  • @ChristianDeckert Did you ever figure this out? I'm experiencing the same issue. PageReference getContent seems to fail when using a custom SSL certificate, even when it is CA-Signed. – zachelrath Feb 28 '18 at 14:46

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