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18073 An Identity-Based Group Signature with Membership Revocation in the Standard Model
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Ibraimi, L. and Nikova, S.I. and Jonker, W. and Hartel, P.H. (2010) An Identity-Based Group Signature with Membership Revocation in the Standard Model. Technical Report TR-CTIT-10-26, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625

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Abstract

Group signatures allow group members to sign an arbitrary number of messages
on behalf of the group without revealing their identity. Under certain circumstances the group
manager holding a tracing key can reveal the identity of the signer from the signature. Practical
group signature schemes should support membership revocation where the revoked member loses
the capability to sign a message on behalf of the group without influencing the other non-revoked
members. A model known as verifier-local revocation supports membership revocation. In this
model the trusted revocation authority sends revocation messages to the verifiers and there is
no need for the trusted revocation authority to contact non-revoked members to update their
secret keys. Previous constructions of verifier-local revocation group signature schemes either
have a security proof in the random oracle model or are non-identity based. A security proof in
the random oracle model is only a heuristic proof and non-identity-based group signature suffer
from standard Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) problems, i.e. the group public key is not derived
from the group identity and therefore has to be certified.
In this work we construct the first verifier-local revocation group signature scheme which is
identity-based and which has a security proof in the standard model. In particular, we give a
formal security model for the proposed scheme and prove that the scheme has the property
of anonymity under the decision Linear (DLIN) assumption and it is fully-traceable under the
Computation Diffie-Hellman (CDH) assumption. The proposed scheme is based on prime order
bilinear groups.

Item Type:Internal Report (Technical Report)
Research Group:EWI-DIES: Distributed and Embedded Security, EWI-DB: Databases
Research Program:CTIT-ISTRICE: Integrated Security and Privacy in a Networked World
Research Project:SPCMHD: Secure Patient-Centric Management of Health Data
Uncontrolled Keywords:Group Signatures, Pairing Cryptography, Group Membership
Revocation
ID Code:18073
Deposited On:21 October 2010
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