Paper 2019/064

A Revocable Group Signature Scheme with Scalability from Simple Assumptions and Its Application to Identity Management

Keita Emura and Takuya Hayashi

Abstract

Group signatures are signatures providing signer anonymity where signers can produce signatures on behalf of the group that they belong to. Although such anonymity is quite attractive considering privacy issues, it is not trivial to check whether a signer has been revoked or not. Thus, how to revoke the rights of signers is one of the major topics in the research on group signatures. In particular, scalability, where the signing and verification costs and the signature size are constant in terms of the number of signers N, and other costs regarding signers are at most logarithmic in N, is quite important. In this paper, we propose a revocable group signature scheme which is currently more efficient compared to previous all scalable schemes. Moreover, our revocable group signature scheme is secure under simple assumptions (in the random oracle model), whereas all scalable schemes are secure under q-type assumptions. We implemented our scheme by employing Barreto-Lynn-Scott curves of embedding degree 12 over a 455-bit prime field (BLS-12-455), and Barreto-Naehrig curves of embedding degree 12 over a 382-bit prime field (BN-12-382), respectively, by using the RELIC library. We showed that the online running times of our signing algorithm were approximately 14 msec (BLS-12-455) and 11 msec (BN-12-382), and those of our verification algorithm were approximately 20 msec (BLS-12-455) and 16 msec (BN-12-382), respectively. Finally, we showed that our scheme is applied to an identity management system proposed by Isshiki et al.

Note: An extended abstract appears in the 21st Information Security Conference (ISC) 2018. This is the full version. We additionally considered weak opening soundness and showed that our scheme can be applied to an identity management system proposed by Isshiki et al. We also additionally gave the implementation result of the Judge algorithm.

Metadata
Available format(s)
PDF
Category
Public-key cryptography
Publication info
Published elsewhere. MINOR revision.ISC 2018
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99136-8_24
Keywords
Group SignaturesAnonymityRevocationScalabilityIdentity Management System
Contact author(s)
k-emura @ nict go jp
History
2019-08-19: revised
2019-01-25: received
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Short URL
https://ia.cr/2019/064
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2019/064,
      author = {Keita Emura and Takuya Hayashi},
      title = {A Revocable Group Signature Scheme with Scalability from Simple Assumptions and Its Application to Identity Management},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2019/064},
      year = {2019},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-99136-8_24},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/064}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/064}
}
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