An Efficient Traceable Attribute-Based Authentication Scheme with One-Time Attribute Trees

  • Huihui Yang
  • Vladimir A. Oleshchuk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9417)

Abstract

Attribute-based authentication (ABA) is a way to authenticate signers by means of attributes and it requests proof of possessing required attributes from the one to be authenticated. To achieve the property of traceability, required attributes should be combined with the signer’s attribute private keys in order to generate a signature. In some schemes, signers’ attribute keys are related to attribute trees, so changing attribute trees will cause the regeneration of all related attribute keys. In this paper, we propose an efficient traceable ABA scheme, where the generation of signers’ attribute keys is independent from attribute trees. Thus the same set of attribute keys can be used with a different attribute tree for each signature generation and verification, which is called “onetime” attribute tree in this paper.

Keywords

Attribute-Based Authentication ABA Traceability Attribute tree 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huihui Yang
    • 1
  • Vladimir A. Oleshchuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication TechnologyUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway

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