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Attribute-Based Encryption with Efficient Keyword Search and User Revocation

  • Jingwei Wang
  • Xinchun YinEmail author
  • Jianting Ning
  • Geong Sen Poh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11449)

Abstract

Ciphertext policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) is a promising cryptographic technology and a key component that enable secure data sharing in a cloud environment through fine-grained access control. Since it was introduced, many interesting schemes have been proposed. However, in addition to managing data sharing through access control, a comprehensive scheme should also cater for user revocation and ciphertext queries. This is because in a cloud environment new users may join while existing users may leave the system. At the same time, given the potentially large amount of data stored in a cloud storage, user should be able to retrieve the required files efficiently in a privacy-preserving manner. To address the above issue, in this paper, we propose a practical searchable CP-ABE scheme supporting user revocation. In contrast to existing schemes that provide only single keyword query, our efficient search function provides conjunctive search, which allows user to locate a ciphertext related to a set of keywords. The computation overhead of our user revocation is at least on par with existing schemes. Besides, the security analysis indicates that the proposed scheme is secure under the decisional Bilinear Diffie-Hellman assumption. We also provide extensive experimental results to confirm the efficiency and feasibility of our proposed construction.

Keywords

Attribute-based encryption Keyword search User revocation Access control Cloud storage 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their invaluable suggestions. This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61472343,61702237), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (BK20150241), National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, under its Corporate Laboratory@University Scheme, National University of Singapore, and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingwei Wang
    • 1
  • Xinchun Yin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jianting Ning
    • 3
  • Geong Sen Poh
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina
  2. 2.Yangzhou University Guangling CollegeYangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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