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Title: A revocable certificateless encryption scheme with high performance


Authors: Sun Yinxia; Zhang Zhuoran; Shen Limin


School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
School of Mathematics Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China


Abstract: Featuring no key escrow and no certificate, certificateless public key cryptography (CLPKC) has received much attention. A necessary problem in CLPKC is how to revoke a compromised/misbehaving user, which still remains to be efficiently solved: all existing methods are not practical for use owing to either enormous computation (secret channels), or a costly mediator. In this paper, we present a new approach for revocation in CLPKC and give a revocable certificateless encryption (RCLE) scheme. In the new scheme, a user's private key contains three parts: an initial partial private key, a time key and a secret value. The time key is updated at every time period and is transmitted over a public channel. Our construction offers higher performance than previous solutions. Based on the bilinear Diffie-Hellman problem, our RCLE scheme is provably secure in the random oracle model.


Keywords: revocation; certificateless encryption; bilinear Diffie-Hellman problem; random oracle model.


DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2018.088881


Int. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2018 Vol.11, No.1, pp.83 - 91


Available online: 11 Dec 2017



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