Paper 2006/296

On the Generic Construction of Identity-Based Signatures with Additional Properties

David Galindo, Javier Herranz, and Eike Kiltz


It has been demonstrated by Bellare, Neven, and Namprempre (Eurocrypt 2004) that identity-based signature schemes can be generically constructed from standard digital signature schemes. In this paper we consider the following natural extension: is there a generic construction of ``identity-based signature schemes with additional properties'' (such as identity-based blind signatures, verifiably encrypted signatures, ...) from standard signature schemes with the same properties? Our results show that this is possible for a number of properties including proxy signatures; (partially) blind signatures; verifiably encrypted signatures; undeniable signatures; forward-secure signatures; (strongly) key insulated signatures; online/offline signatures; threshold signatures; and (with some limitations) aggregate signatures. Using well-known results for standard signature schemes, we conclude that explicit identity-based signature schemes with additional properties can be constructed, enjoying sometimes better properties than specific schemes proposed until know. In particular, our work implies the existence of identity-based signatures with additional properties that are provably secure in the standard model, do not need bilinear pairings, or can be based on general assumptions.

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Published elsewhere. An extended abstract of this paper appeared in Advances in Cryptology --- ASIACRYPT '06. This is the extended version, published in: Advances in Mathematics of Communications, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 453-483, 2010
Signatures with Additional PropertiesIdentity-Based Cryptography
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      title = {On the Generic Construction of Identity-Based Signatures with Additional Properties},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2006/296},
      year = {2006},
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