Secure and Efficient IBE-PKE Proxy Re-Encryption

Takeo MIZUNO  Hiroshi DOI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.1   pp.36-44
Publication Date: 2011/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.36
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
Category: Public Key Cryptography
Keyword: 
proxy re-encryption,  public key encryption,  identity-based encryption,  bilinear maps,  

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Summary: 
In proxy re-encryption schemes, a semi-trusted entity called a proxy can convert a ciphertext encrypted for Alice into a new ciphertext for Bob without seeing the underlying plaintext. Several proxy re-encryption schemes have been proposed, however, only two schemes which enables the conversion of IBE ciphertexts to PKE ciphertexts has been proposed. One of schemes has some drawbacks such that the size of the re-encrypted ciphertext increases and Bob must be aware of existence of the proxy, which means Bob cannot decrypt a re-encrypted ciphertext with same PKE decryption algorithm. The other one achieves security under Selective-ID model. We propose a new, efficient scheme that enables the conversion of IBE ciphertexts to PKE ciphertexts, and prove full-ID CPA security in the standard model. In our scheme, the size of the re-encrypted ciphertext is optimal and Bob should not aware of existence of the proxy. As far as we know, this is the first IBE-PKE type scheme that holds the above properties.