Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/617

An efficient ID- based directed signature scheme from bilinear pairings

B. Umaprasada Rao and P. Vasudeva Reddy and T. Gowri

Abstract: A directed signature scheme allows a designated verifier to directly verify a signature issued to him, and a third party to check the signature validity with the help of the signer or the designated verifier as well. Directed signatures are applicable where the signed message is sensitive to the signature receiver. Due to its merits, directed signature schemes are suitable for applications such as bill of tax and bill of health. In this paper, we proposed an efficient identity based directed signature scheme from bilinear pairings. Our scheme is efficient than the existing directed signature schemes. In the random oracle model, our scheme is unforgeable under the Computational Diffie-Hellman (CDH) assumption, and invisible under the Decisional Bilinear Diffie-Hellman (DBDH).

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / applications

Date: received 6 Dec 2009

Contact author: vasucrypto at yahoo com

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