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Paper 2019/1038

Dynamic Searchable Encryption with Access Control

Johannes Blömer and Nils Löken


We present a searchable encryption scheme for dynamic document collections in a multi-user scenario. Our scheme features fine-grained access control to search results, as well as access control to operations such as adding documents to the document collection, or changing individual documents. The scheme features verifiability of search results. Our scheme also satisfies the forward privacy notion crucial for the security of dynamic searchable encryption schemes.

Note: The previous version of this report was expanded by a discussion of the type of ABE used in our construction, because this full version uses a different type of ABE than the conference version. Added a reference to the conference version.

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Published elsewhere. Major revision. 12th International Symposium on Foundations and Practice in Security
searchable encryptionaccess controlsignatures with delayed verifiability
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nils loeken @ uni-paderborn de
2019-10-14: revised
2019-09-16: received
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      author = {Johannes Blömer and Nils Löken},
      title = {Dynamic Searchable Encryption with Access Control},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2019/1038},
      year = {2019},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1038}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1038}
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