Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/061

A Note on IBE Performance of a Practical Application

Ştefan Maftei and Marius Supuran and Emil Simion

Abstract: Every user can be identified online by a unique string used for email or nickname on some of the many platforms out there. IBE systems propose a simple cryptosystem in which the public key system can be omitted by using the unique string as public identification. In this paper we present a minimal email application that uses Clifford Cocks’ proposed IBE scheme. We analyze the impact of using it inside our application and how it can be improved to better fit the need of nowadays applications.

Category / Keywords: applications / IBE, cryptosystem, PKG, email, public key, private key

Date: received 16 Jan 2021

Contact author: stefanmaftei at gmail com,marius supuran@yahoo com

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