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JSF inputSecret Password html tag

JSF h:inputSecret tag is used to render an HTML input element of the type “password”.

JSF tag:

<h:inputSecret value="password" />

Rendered HTML tag:

<input name="j_idt6:j_idt8" type="password" value="password" />

Attributes of h:inputSecret tag.

Attribute Description
1. id id for the tag
2. binding Reference to the component used in a backing bean
3. rendered A boolean value; false would suppress rendering
4. styleClass Cascading stylesheet (CSS) class name
5. value value binding
6. valueChangeListener A method binding that responds to value changes
7. converter Converter class name
8. validator Class name of a validator attached to the component
9. required A boolean; if true, marks the tag as required
10. accesskey gives focus to an element
11. accept Comma-separated list of content types for a form
12. accept-charset Comma- or space-separated list of character encodings for a form.
13. alt Alternative text for nontextual elements such as images
14. border Pixel value for an element’s border width
15. charset Character encoding for a linked resource
16. coords Coordinates for an element whose shape is a rectangle, circle, or polygon
17. dir Direction for text. Valid values are ltr (left to right) and rtl (right to left).
18. disabled Disabled state of an input element or button
19. hreflang Base language of a resource specified with the href attribute;
20. lang Base language of an element’s attributes and text
21. maxlength Maximum number of characters for text fields
22. readonly Read-only state of an input field
23. style Inline style information
24. tabindex Numerical value specifying a tab index
25. target The name of a frame in which a document is opened
26. title A title used for accessibility. Browsers typically create tooltips for the title’s value
27. type Type of a link; for example, stylesheet
28. width Width of an element
29. onblur Event handler for losing focus
30. onchange Event handler for value changes
31. onclick Event handler for Mouse button clicked over the element
32. ondblclick Event handler for Mouse button double-clicked
33. onfocus Event handler for element received focus
34. onkeydown Event handler for Key pressed
35. onkeypress Event handler for Key pressed and released
36. onkeyup Event handler for Key released
37. onmousedown Event handler for Mouse button pressed
38. onmousemove Event handler for mouse moved
39. onmouseout Event handler for mouse left
40. onmouseover Event handler for mouse moved onto
41. onmouseup Event handler for mouse button released
42. onreset Event handler for form reset
43. onselect Event handler for Text selected
44. immediate Process validation early in the life cycle


Example explanation:

On “test.xhtml” page we have inputSecret with value attribute. The value of the inputSecret is binding with the password property of the class. Click “Check Password” button after entering the value in inputSecret. JSF framework assign the inputSecret value to the bean property and “checkPassword” method returns the “success”. This return value is matched with the navigation rules defined in faces-config.xml file and renders the welcome.xhtml page which shows the entered password value.



<<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns=""
		<title>JSF input password example.</title>
    	<h2>JSF input password example.</h2> 
    	   <h:inputSecret value="#{test.password}"/>
    	   <br/> <br/>
    	   <h:commandButton value="Check Password" 

import javax.faces.bean.ManagedBean;
import javax.faces.bean.SessionScoped;
 * Managed bean.
 * @author codesjava
public class Test {
	private String password;
	public String getPassword() {
		return password;
	public void setPassword(String password) {
		this.password = password;
	public String checkPassword() {
		if(password == null || password.equals("")){
			return "fail";
			return "success";


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
<faces-config version="2.0" 


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="3.0" 


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns=""
		<title>JSF input password example.</title>
     <h2>JSF input password example.</h2>
     <h3>Password: #{test.password}</h3> 




JSF example5-1
Enter value in inputSecret box.
JSF example5-2
Click on Check Password button.
JSF example5-3
Download this example.

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