Web Beans is a technology that integrates both JSF and EJB3, allowing an EJB3 session bean to act as a JSF managed bean. In this post Cay Horstmann explains two features that are crucial for JSF users using WebBeans: Conversation scope and access to stateful session beans from JSF pages; all in the context of Glassfish. Read Cay Horstmann's entire post 'WebBeans in Glassfish v3': http://weblogs.java.net/blog/cayhorstmann/archive/2009/07/webbeans_in_gla.html