Programming Tutorials

Installing JSF

By: Grenfel in JSF Tutorials on 2007-09-18  

To install JSF, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download the JSF library: You can download the latest version of JSF from the official Oracle website or from a third-party website.

  2. Add the JSF library to your project: You can add the JSF library to your project by copying the downloaded jar file to the "lib" directory of your project.

  3. Configure your web.xml file: You need to configure the "Faces Servlet" in your web.xml file. Here is an example:

    <servlet-name>Faces Servlet</servlet-name>

    <servlet-name>Faces Servlet</servlet-name>
  1. Create a JSF page: You can create a JSF page using HTML tags and JSF tags. Here is an example:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=""
    <title>JSF Example</title>
        <h:inputText value="#{}" />
        <h:commandButton value="Say Hello"
                         action="#{helloBean.sayHello}" />
        <h:outputText value="#{helloBean.message}" />
  1. Create a Managed Bean: You can create a Managed Bean using the "@ManagedBean" annotation. Here is an example:
public class HelloBean {

    private String name;
    private String message;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

    public String getMessage() {
        return message;

    public void setMessage(String message) {
        this.message = message;

    public String sayHello() {
        message = "Hello, " + name + "!";
        return "success";


These are the basic steps to install JSF and create a simple JSF application.

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