Liferay Faces

Liferay Faces Portal is a JAR that JSF developers can add as a dependency to their portlet WAR projects in order to utilize Liferay-specific utilities and UI components.


  • Utilities: Provides the LiferayFacesContext which extends the FacesContext with a variety of Portlet-API and Liferay-specific convenience methods.
  • Facelet Composite Components: Provides a set of JSF-equivalents for liferay-ui:captcha, liferay-ui:icon, liferay-ui:input-editor, etc.
  • Expression Language: Adds a set of EL keywords such as 'liferay' for getting Liferay-specific info, and 'i18n' for integration with out-of-the-box Liferay internationalized messages.

Project Roadmap

The development plan for 2013 is to develop additional JSF-equivalents of the remaining liferay-ui: components, and to ensure compatibility with Liferay 6.1 CE/EE.

Project Leads

Liferay Partners Triton and Mimacom initially developed JSF projects at and contributed them to Liferay. Support will be provided as part of the Liferay EE subscription when Liferay Faces GA is released. 

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JCP Participation

As a member of the JSR 344 and JSR 362 Expert Groups, Liferay is helping to align the JSF 2.2 and Portlet 3.0 standards. As a result, developers will benefit from increased compatibility and performance between JSF and Liferay Portal.

Neil Griffin

JSF Team Lead, Liferay

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Atul Patel

Director of Agile Solutions, Triton Services


Robin Wyss

Software Engineer, Mimacom