Certificate-free Attribute Authentication

Dalia Khader, L Q Chen, James H Davenport

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Abstract

In this paper we propose the concept of Certificate-free Attribute Authentication (C-AA), which holds a few interesting features, such as a user can demonstrate (1) he owns sufficient attributes to pass an attribute verification without showing his full attribute details, (2) he has been authorized by a number of authorities without revealing his identity, and (3) no certification of the user's public key is required, and his secret key as a whole is not escrowed by any authority. Although these features have individually been used in various of cryptographic primitives, in this paper we combine them together and demonstrate a Certificate-free Attribute Authentication Scheme (C-AAS) is useful in practice. We provide a formal definition of a C-AAS and four security notions: full anonymity, full traceability, non-frameability and attribute unforgeability. We also construct a concrete C-AAS and prove it is correct and secure under the definition and security notions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCryptography and Coding: 12th IMA International Conference, Cryptography and Coding 2009. Proceedings
EditorsM G Parker
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages301-325
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783642108679
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th IMA Conference on Cryptography and Coding: IMACC 2009 - Cirencester, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Dec 200917 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5921
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference12th IMA Conference on Cryptography and Coding
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityCirencester
Period15/12/0917/12/09

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    Khader, D., Chen, L. Q., & Davenport, J. H. (2009). Certificate-free Attribute Authentication. In M. G. Parker (Ed.), Cryptography and Coding: 12th IMA International Conference, Cryptography and Coding 2009. Proceedings (pp. 301-325). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 5921). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10868-6_18