I have a property file stored somewhere on disk say c:\tmp\file.properties. This property file contains name value strings e.g version=6.0 etc.. I need to access this file from JSF page and access the values of the given names(key's).This property file is not localized. I can not use <f:loadbundle basename....> because basename only loads the file which are in the web application context, that is basename point to property file under WEB-INF/classes only, but my property file is outside application context and infact it is under c:\tmp. Is there any easier way to access this file and access its contents as name/value pairs.