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Difference between "Customer Portal" and SiteForce

Hi,

We are planning to build "Customer Portal" using VisualForce and Apex Code.Can we build the same with SiteForce?

 

Thanks,

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Ryan-GuestRyan-Guest

Siteforce currently doesn't support authentication (Customer Portal, Partner Portal). So you'd need to use Force.com Sites (VF, Apex, Customer Portal).

 

This may be supported in a future release.

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Ryan-GuestRyan-Guest

Siteforce currently doesn't support authentication (Customer Portal, Partner Portal). So you'd need to use Force.com Sites (VF, Apex, Customer Portal).

 

This may be supported in a future release.

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eswarsfeswarsf

Thanks for the update Ryan.

Benjamin LauBenjamin Lau

Ryan,

 

   If site force do not support authenticated user directly, is it possible to use force.com site to expose a login page or a combination of jQuery Script to maintain a cookie ?

 

   Without Authentication to a High Volume Customer Portal user database is a deal breaker for what I hope to use SiteForce for.....

 

Thanks for your help !


Benjamin

Ryan-GuestRyan-Guest

Yes, we understand that authenticated sites opens up a lot of use cases for Siteforce.

 

You could juse an iframe with Force.com Sites or another technology in the meantime. You could also maintain the state yourself in a cookie, but that's not a supported practice.

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Is it possible to use Siteforce to customize the standard login page (maybe render the native login page within an iframe)?