We follow this trend in this work, by introducing a new Identity-Based Authenticated Key Exchange (IBAKE) protocol, and providing its formal proof of security. IBAKE provides mutually-authenticated Key Exchange (AKE) using identities as public credentials.
One identity-based AKE subtlety that we address in this work is the resilience to the man-in-the-middle attacks by the Key Management Service. For efficiency, we employ two Elliptic Curves with differing properties. Specifically, we use a combination of a super-singular and non-super-singular curves, where the super-singular curve is used as an identity-based encryption ``wrapper'' to achieve mutual authentication, and the resulting session key is based on a Diffie-Hellman key exchange in the non-super-singular curve.
We provide a detailed proof of security of the resulting protocol with respect to (our own natural adaptation and simplification of) the AKE definitions of Kolesnikov and Rackoff.Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Identity-based Authenticated Key Exchange Date: received 11 Nov 2011 Contact author: kolesnikov at research bell-labs com Available format(s): PDF | BibTeX Citation Version: 20111115:175045 (All versions of this report) Discussion forum: Show discussion | Start new discussion