Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2016/477

Shortening the Libert-Peters-Yung Revocable Group Signature Scheme by Using the Random Oracle Methodology

Kazuma Ohara, Keita Emura, Goichiro Hanaoka, Ai Ishida, Kazuo Ohta, Yusuke Sakai

Abstract: In EUROCRYPT 2012, Libert, Peters and Yung (LPY) proposed the first scalable revocable group signature (R-GS) scheme in the standard model which achieves constant signing/verification costs and other costs regarding signers are at most logarithmic in N, where N is the maximum number of group members. However, although the LPY R-GS scheme is asymptotically quite efficient, this scheme is not sufficiently efficient in practice. For example, the signature size of the LPY scheme is roughly 10 times larger than that of the RSA signature (in 160-bit security). In this paper, we propose a compact R-GS scheme secure in the random oracle model that is efficient not only in the asymptotic sense but also in practical parameter settings. We achieve the same efficiency as the LPY scheme in an asymptotic sense, and the signature size is nearly equal to that of the RSA signature (in 160-bit security). It is particularly worth noting that our R-GS scheme has the smallest signature size compared to those of previous R-GS schemes which enable constant signing/verification costs. Our technique, which we call parallel Boneh{Boyen{Shacham group signature technique, helps to construct a R-GS scheme without following the technique used in LPY, i.e., we directly apply the Naor–Naor–Lotspiech framework without using any identity-based encryption.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / group signature, revocation, scalability

Date: received 18 May 2016

Contact author: k-ohara at ax jp nec com

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