Performance Analysis of Accumulator-Based Revocation Mechanisms

Jorn Lapon, Markulf Kohlweiss, Bart De Decker, Vincent Naessens

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Abstract / Description of output

Anonymous credentials are discussed as a privacy friendlier replacement for public key certificates. While such a transition would help to protect the privacy of digital citizens in the emerging information society, the wide scale deployment of anonymous credentials still poses many challenges. One of the open technical issues is the efficient revocation of anonymous credentials. Currently, accumulator based revocation is considered to be the most efficient and most privacy friendly mechanism for revoking anonymous credentials. This paper analyses the performance of three accumulator based credential revocation schemes. It identifies the bottlenecks of those implementations and presents guidelines to improve the efficiency in concrete applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy - Silver Linings in the Cloud - SEC 2010
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15257-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15256-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event25th International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201023 Sept 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


Conference25th International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection
Abbreviated titleSEC 2010


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