Additional Classpath Elements

If you need to put more stuff in your classpath when Surefire executes (e.g some funky resources or a container special jar), we normally recommend you add it to your classpath as a dependency. Consider deploying shared jars to a private remote repository for your organization.

But, if you must, you can use the additionalClasspathElements element to add custom resources/jars to your classpath. This will be treated as an absolute file system path, so you may want use $basedir or another property combined with a relative path. Note that additional classpath elements are added to the end of the classpath, so you cannot use these to override project dependencies or resources.