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Attribute-based signatures with user-controlled linkability

El Kaafarani, Ali; Chen, Liqun; Ghadafi, Essam; Davenport, James


Ali El Kaafarani

Liqun Chen

Essam Ghadafi
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

James Davenport


In this paper, we introduce Attribute-Based Signatures with User-Controlled Linkability (ABS-UCL). Attribute-based signatures allow a signer who has enough credentials/attributes to anonymously sign a message w.r.t. some public policy revealing neither the attributes used nor his identity. User-controlled linkability is a new feature which allows a user to make some of his signatures directed at the same recipient linkable while still retaining anonymity. Such a feature is useful for many real-life applications. We give a general framework for constructing ABS-UCL and present an efficient instantiation of the construction that supports multiple attribute authorities.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 22, 2014
Journal International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8813
Pages 256-269
Book Title Cryptology and Network Security
APA6 Citation El Kaafarani, A., Chen, L., Ghadafi, E., & Davenport, J. (2014). Attribute-based signatures with user-controlled linkability. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8813, 256-269.
Keywords attribute-based signatures, security definitions, user-controlled linkability
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