Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2004/122

A New Two-Party Identity-Based Authenticated Key Agreement

Noel McCullagh and Paulo S. L. M. Barreto

Abstract: We present a new two-party identity-based key agreement that is more efficient than previously proposed schemes. It is inspired on a new identity-based key pair derivation algorithm first proposed by Sakai and Kasahara. We show how this key agreement can be used in either escrowed or escrowless mode. We also describe conditions under which users of different Key Generation Centres can agree on a shared secret key. We give an overview of existing two-party key agreement protocols, and compare our new scheme with existing ones in terms of computational cost and storage requirements.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / identity-based cryptography, authenticated key agreement, Tate pairing

Date: received 19 May 2004, last revised 4 Feb 2005

Contact author: pbarreto at larc usp br

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