General and Efficient Certificateless Public Key Encryption Constructions
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- Cheng Z., Chen L., Ling L., Comley R. (2007) General and Efficient Certificateless Public Key Encryption Constructions. In: Takagi T., Okamoto T., Okamoto E., Okamoto T. (eds) Pairing-Based Cryptography – Pairing 2007. Pairing 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4575. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In 2003, Al-Riyami and Paterson introduced a new public key encryption paradigm called Certificateless Public Key Encryption (CL-PKE), which like Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) is certificatefree, and meanwhile which unlike IBE but similar to certificate-based encryption is key-escrow-free. In this paper, based on a heuristic observation on some existing IBE schemes and PKE schemes, we propose a general approach to build a CL-PKE solution, which makes use of a simple combination of an IBE scheme, a Diffie-Hellman type key establishment algorithm and a secure hash-function. Following this approach we construct two efficient concrete CL-PKE schemes and formally analyse their security in the random oracle model.
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