An identity-based key infrastructure suitable for messaging applications
Karatop, Ayşe Gül and Savaş, Erkay (2007) An identity-based key infrastructure suitable for messaging applications. In: 2. Uluslarası Katılımlı Bilgi Güvenliği ve Kriptoloji Konferansı, Ankara
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Abstract—Identity-based encryption (IBE) systems are relatively recently proposed; yet they are highly popular for messaging applications since they offer new features such as certificateless infrastructure and anonymous communication. In this paper, we intended to propose an IBE infrastructure for messaging applications. The proposed infrastructure requires one registration authority and at least one public key generator and they secret share the master secret key. In addition, the PKG also shares the same master secret with each user in the system in a different way. Therefore, the PKG will never be able to learn the private keys of users under non-collusion assumption. We discuss different aspects of the proposed infrastructure such as security, key revocation, uniqueness of the identities that constitute the main drawbacks of other IBE schemes. We demonstrate that our infrastructure solves many of these drawbacks under certain assumptions.
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