Identity-Based Cross-Domain Authentication by Blockchain via PKI Environment

  • Jiahe WangEmail author
  • Shasha Li
  • Songjie Wei
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1176)


To tackle the difficulty of immediate identity revocation in the identity-based cryptography (IBC) authentication system, this paper proposes an identity signature scheme by security mediator (MED), which can revoke entity. Besides, aiming at cross IBC domains authentication under large-scale network architecture, an efficient identity-based cross-domain authentication protocol via public key infrastructure (PKI) environment is presented, combining blockchain. It reduces effectively complexity by consortium blockchain, thus more available for authentication in large-scale network. Through security and performance analysis, the evaluation results show the proposed scheme introduces lower overhead in computation and communication by blockchain, with resisting various attacks and excellent security in the process of authentication, compared with other authentication protocols.


Identity-based signature Blockchain Security mediator Cross-domain Identity authentication 



This material is based upon work supported by the NSFC fund No. 61472189 and CERNET Innovation Project No. NGII20180103. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina

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