JSF Hello World

JSF Hello World

JSF provides an easy framework for creating a web application. Developing a simple JSF application

typically requires the following:

  • Developing managed beans
  • Creating web pages using component tags
  • Mapping the javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet instance

You need following to create JSF Hello World application:

Below are the steps:

  • Open your eclipse click File –> New –>Other — Web and choose Dynamic Web Project

JSF Hello World

  • Below are details:
    • Project name: JSFHelloWorld
    • Project location: Use default location
    • Target runtime: Apache Tomcat (If didn’t configure tomcat yet in eclipse yet please user this link: Configure and Run Tomcat server in eclipse
    • Dynamic web module version: 3.0
    • Configuration: Please choose JavaServer Faces v2.0 Project from drop down
    • ClickNext

JSF Hello World

  • Click Next on below screen

JSF Hello World

  • ¬†Keep all value default and check box Generate web.xml deployment descriptor and click Next

JSF Hello World

  • On below next window click download library

JSF Hello World

  • Next window select JSF 2.0 (Apache Myfaces) and keep all value checked default –> Click Next

JSF Hello World

  • Check Accept — Click Finish once complete choose below and click Finish

JSF Hello World

  • Now you should see project name : JSFHelloWorld in your eclipse. Please create package name: com.hello inside src folder.
  • Create class name: Hello.java and copy paste below content in it:

package com.hello;

import javax.faces.bean.ManagedBean;

public class Hello {

    final String world = "Hello World!";

    public String getworld() {
        return world;


  • Replace web.xml content with below content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
    <servlet-name>Faces Servlet</servlet-name>
    <servlet-name>Faces Servlet</servlet-name>


  • Create hello.xhtml inside WebContent folder and copy paste below content:

<html lang="en"
        <title>JSF Hello World</title>


  • Download project and copy all jar files inside your lib folder
  • Finally your folder structure should look like below

JSF Hello World

  • Now right click project –> Run As –> Run on Server. You should see below Hello World result:

JSF Hello World

  • You could also use below screen URL to call managed bean directly to get result:

JSF Hello World

  • That’s it.

Note: If you download project code from below and import in your eclipse could see some exception, if you are using different version of JDK, ECLIPSE and Web server. Please use below link to sort out any issues:

  • Target runtime Apache Tomcat is not defined
  • Unbound Classpath container
  • java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError
  • Java Compiler Level not match Java Project facet

download Download JSF Hello World Project


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