Group Signatures with Efficient Concurrent Join

Aggelos Kiayias, Moti Yung

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A group signature is a basic privacy mechanism. The group joining operation is a critical component of such a scheme. To date all secure group signature schemes either employed a trusted-party aided join operation or a complex joining protocol requiring many interactions between the prospective user and the Group Manager (GM). In addition no efficient scheme employed a join protocol proven secure against adversaries that have the capability to dynamically initiate multiple concurrent join sessions during an attack.

This work presents the first efficient group signature scheme with a simple Joining protocol that is based on a “single message and signature response” interaction between the prospective user and the GM. This single-message and signature-response registration paradigm where no other actions are taken, is the most efficient possible join interaction and was originally alluded to in 1997 by Camenisch and Stadler, but its efficient instantiation remained open till now.

The fact that joining has two short communication flows and does not require secure channels is highly advantageous: for example, it allows users to easily join by a proxy (i.e., a security officer of a company can send a file with all registration requests in his company and get back their certificates for distribution back to members of the company). It further allows an easy and non-interactive global system re-keying operation as well as straightforward treatment of multi-group signatures.We present a strong security model for group signatures (the first explicitly taking into account concurrent join attacks) and an efficient scheme with a single-message and signature-response join protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryptology -- EUROCRYPT 2005
Subtitle of host publication24th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Aarhus, Denmark, May 22-26, 2005. Proceedings
EditorsRonald Cramer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages198-214
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-32055-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-25910-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Volume3494
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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