A Digital Signature Scheme on ID-Based Key-Sharing Infrastructures

Tsuyoshi NISHIOKA  Goichiro HANAOKA  Hideki IMAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.1   pp.214-221
Publication Date: 2001/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
key predistribution system,  ID-based cryptosystem,  digital signature,  

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ID-based key sharing scheme is one of the important topics in Key management, and the Key Predistiribution System (KPS) is one of the major divisions of such key sharing schemes. In KPS, in order to share a common key between the participants, one of the participants need to simply feed-in his partner's identifier value into their secret-algorithm. In contrast to its such remarkable property and its high contribution to the field of key management for digital signature, it has downsides as well. In this paper, we propose an efficient signature scheme on the KPS infrastructure that can overcome such difficulties that are faced. It is shown that if an ID-based key sharing system belonging to KPS is provided, the new digital signature scheme can be used straightforwardly. Moreover, this signature scheme is proven to be secure if the discrete logarithm is reasonably complex. There already exists other digital signature scheme which are also based on KPS, but they contain inevitable flaws: its verifier is restricted and a tamper resistant module(TRM) is required. Our method resolved these problems. In our signature scheme, it is an ensured fact that, all signatures are authenticated by any entity, which is based on the inherence behavior of key generator and not of some common key. Moreover, TRM is not required in our scheme. In order to describe our new scheme, a new concept of "one-way homomorphism" is introduced.