Dual-Policy Attribute Based Encryption: Simultaneous Access Control with Ciphertext and Key Policies

Nuttapong ATTRAPADUNG  Hideki IMAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.1   pp.116-125
Publication Date: 2010/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.116
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
Category: Secure Protocol
Keyword: 
attribute based encryption,  ciphertext policy,  key policy,  

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Summary: 
We present a new variant of Attribute based encryption (ABE) called Dual-Policy ABE. Basically, it is a conjunctively combined scheme between Key-Policy and Ciphertext-Policy ABE, the only two previous types of ABE. Dual-Policy ABE allows simultaneously two access control mechanisms over encrypted data: one involves policies over objective attributes ascribed to data and the other involves policies over subjective attributes ascribed to user credentials. The previous two types of ABE can only allow either functionality above one at a time.