Paper 2020/1403

A q-SDH-based Graph Signature Scheme on Full-Domain Messages with Efficient Protocols

Syh-Yuan Tan, Ioannis Sfyrakis, and Thomas Gross


A graph signature scheme is a digital signature scheme that allows a recipient to obtain a signature on a graph and subsequently prove properties thereof in zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge. While known to be expressive enough to encode statements from NP languages, one main use of graph signatures is in topology certification and confidentiality-preserving security assurance. In this paper, we present an efficient and provably secure graph signature scheme in the standard model with tight reduction. Based on the MoniPoly attribute-based credential system, this new graph signature scheme offers zero-knowledge proofs of possession of the signature itself as well as confidentiality-preserving show proofs on logical statements such as the existence of vertices, graph connectivity or isolation.

Note: This work was supported by the ERC Starting Grant "Confidentiality-Preserving Security Assurance," CASCAde (GA no 716980). This updated version contains a note on application scenarios and a performance benchmark on the Java implementation of the graph signature scheme.

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Preprint. MINOR revision.
digital signaturesgraph signature scheme
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syh-yuan tan @ newcastle ac uk
ioannis sfyrakis @ newcastle ac uk
thomas gross @ newcastle ac uk
2020-11-17: revised
2020-11-15: received
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      title = {A q-SDH-based Graph Signature Scheme on Full-Domain Messages with Efficient Protocols},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2020/1403},
      year = {2020},
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