Paper 2007/462

Construction of Universal Designated-Verifier Signatures and Identity-Based Signatures from Standard Signatures

Siamak F Shahandashti and Reihaneh Safavi-Naini


We give a generic construction for universal designated-verifier signature schemes from a large class, C, of signature schemes. The resulting schemes are efficient and have two important properties. Firstly, they are provably DV-unforgeable, non-transferable and also non-delegatable. Secondly, the signer and the designated verifier can independently choose their cryptographic settings. We also propose a generic construction for identity-based signature schemes from any signature scheme in C and prove that the construction is secure against adaptive chosen message and identity attacks. We discuss possible extensions of our constructions to hierarchical identity-based signatures, identity-based universal designated verifier signatures, and identity-based ring signatures from any signature in C.

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Published elsewhere. An abridged version of this paper appears in R. Cramer (Ed.): PKC 2008, LNCS 4939, pp. 121-140, Springer, Heidelberg, 2008. This is the full version.
Public-Key CryptographyDigital SignaturesDesignated Verifier SignatureIdentity-Based SignatureSignature of KnowledgeGeneric Construction
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      title = {Construction of Universal Designated-Verifier Signatures and Identity-Based Signatures from Standard Signatures},
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      year = {2007},
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