Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/337

Identity-certifying Authority-aided Identity-based Searchable Encryption Framework in Cloud System

Zi-Yuan Liu and Yi-Fan Tseng and Raylin Tso and Yu-Chi Chen and Masahiro Mambo

Abstract: In the era of cloud computing, massive quantities of data are encrypted and uploaded to the cloud to realize a variety of applications and services while protecting user confidentiality. Accordingly, the formulation of methods for efficiently searching encrypted data has become a critical problem. Public-key encryption with keyword search is an efficient solution that allows the data owner to generate encrypted keywords for a given document while also allowing the data user to generate the corresponding trapdoor for searching. Huang and Li proposed a public-key authenticated encryption with keyword search (PAEKS) scheme to resist keyword guessing attacks, where the data owner not only encrypts keywords but also authenticates them.However, existing PAEKS-related schemes carry a trade-off between efficiency, storage cost, and security.In this paper, we introduce a novel framework, called identity-certifying authority-aided identity-based searchable encryption, which has the advantage of reducing storage space while remaining the efficiency and security.We formally define the system model and desired security requirements to represent attacks in a real scenario. In addition, we propose a provably secure scheme based on the gap bilinear Diffie--Hellman assumption and experimentally evaluate our scheme in terms of its performance and theoretical features against its state-of-the-art counterparts.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / identity-certifying authority; cloud system; identity-based encryption; keyword search

Date: received 15 Mar 2021

Contact author: zyliu at cs nccu edu tw

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