Is there a way to have a Google Sites hosted as say,
sites.example.com/foo rather than
sites.google.com/a/example.com/foo while supporting HTTPS? It seems to me that only HTTP redirect and no SSL support is available.
Anybody to confirm?
You can now publish your Google Site at a custom URL, with SSL, and it even works without a redirect.
In your Admin Console, under Company Profile, Select "Custom URL's"
Make changes as you see fit.
Yes, it will say http://sites.example.com (or whatever you decide)
If you also have "Enable SSL" set in Security | Basic Settings, then users will be taken to the HTTPS: site pages (others too). Yes, this is a redirect, but you still tell others, and create links to, sites.example.com/foo and it IS HTTPS:
Let us know.
Enable SSL "Automatically enforce Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections when your users access Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Sites."