Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/188

Group Signature where Group Manager, Members and Open Authority are Identity-Based

Victor K. Wei and Tsz Hon Yuen and Fangguo Zhang

Abstract: We present the first group signature scheme with provable security and signature size $O(\lambda)$ bits where the group manager, the group members, and the Open Authority (OA) are all identity-based. We use the security model of Bellare, Shi, and Zhang, except to add three identity managers for manager, members, and OA respectively, and we discard the Open Oracle. Our construction uses identity-based signatures summarized in Bellare, Namprempre, and Neven for manager, Boneh and Franklin's IBE for OA, and we extend Bellare et al.'s group signature construction by verifiably encrypt an image of the member public key, instead of the public key itself. The last innovation is crucial in our efficiency; otherwise, Camenisch and Damgard's verifiable encryption would have to be used resulting in lower efficiency.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / group signatures

Publication Info: ACISP 2005

Date: received 21 Jun 2005

Contact author: thyuen4 at ie cuhk edu hk

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