Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/320

Automorphic Signatures in Bilinear Groups and an Application to Round-Optimal Blind Signatures

Georg Fuchsbauer

Abstract: We introduce the notion of automorphic signatures, which satisfy the following properties: the verification keys lie in the message space, messages and signatures consist of elements of a bilinear group, and verification is done by evaluating a set of pairing-product equations. These signatures make a perfect counterpart to the powerful proof system by Groth and Sahai (Eurocrypt 2008). We provide practical instantiations of automorphic signatures under appropriate assumptions and use them to construct the first efficient round-optimal blind signatures. By combining them with Groth-Sahai proofs, we moreover give practical instantiations of various other cryptographic primitives, such as fully-secure group signatures, non-interactive anonymous credentials and anonymous proxy signatures. To do so, we show how to transform signature schemes whose message space is a group to a scheme that signs arbitrarily many messages at once.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / anonymity, digital signatures, blind signatures, elliptic curve cryptosystem

Date: received 29 Jun 2009, last revised 17 Mar 2010

Contact author: fuchsbau at di ens fr

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