Separable and Anonymous Identity-Based Key Issuing

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Separable and Anonymous Identity-Based Key Issuing
Abstract. In identity-based (ID-based) cryptosystems, a local registration authority (LRA) is responsible for authentication of users while the key generation center (KGC) is responsible for computing and sending the private keys to users and therefore, a secure channel is required. For privacy-oriented applications, it is important to keep in secret whether the private key corresponding to a certain identity has been requested. All of the existing ID-based key issuing schemes have not addressed this anonymity issue. Besides, the separation of duties for authentication and private key computation has not been discussed as well. In this paper, based on a signature scheme similar to a short blind signature, we propose a novel separable and anonymous ID-based key issuing scheme without secure channel. Our protocol supports the separation of duties between LRA and KGC. The private key computed by the KGC can be sent to the user in an encrypted form such that only the legitimate key request...
Ai Fen Sui, Sherman S. M. Chow, Lucas Chi Kwong Hu
Added 25 Jun 2010
Updated 25 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Ai Fen Sui, Sherman S. M. Chow, Lucas Chi Kwong Hui, Siu-Ming Yiu, K. P. Chow, Wai Wan Tsang, C. F. Chong, Kevin K. H. Pun, H. W. Chan
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