An Attribute Based Encryption Middleware with Rank Revocation for Mobile Cloud Storage

  • Qinghe Dong
  • Qian HeEmail author
  • Mengfei Cai
  • Peng Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 214)


The Attribute Based Encryption (ABE) algorithm can be used to realize fine grained access control for the mobile cloud storage. In ABE, the decryption algorithm has high complexity and the rank revocation is difficult to be implemented. An ABE middleware with rank revocation is given in this paper. The ABE middleware delegate the ABE decryption operation for the resource constrained mobile device. The attribute authority can revoke the user’s rank through this middleware instantly with fine-grained control and the revocation process may not affect any other users. The ABE middleware is implemented and experiment results show that the ABE middleware improves ABE decryption performance about 30 times.


Attribute based encryption Mobile cloud storage Middleware Rank revocation 



This work was partly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61661015), Ministry of Education Key Lab of Cognitive Radio and Information Processing Found (CRKL160101), Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center of Cloud Computing and Big Data Found (YD16801), Guangxi Scientific and technological plan (1598008-28), High Level of Innovation Team of Colleges and Universities in Guangxi Outstanding Scholars Program Funding, and GUET Cloud Security and Cloud Service Innovation Group Project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Cognitive Radio and Information Processing, Ministry of EducationGuilin University of Electronic TechnologyGuilinChina
  2. 2.Key Lab of Cloud Computing and Complex SystemGuilin University of Electronic TechnologyGuilinChina
  3. 3.Guangxi Key Lab of Cryptography and Information SecurityGuilin University of Electronic TechnologyGuilinChina

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