DISTRIBUTED THRESHOLD CRYPTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATION WITH NO TRUSTED DEALER

Apostolos P. Fournaris

Abstract

Threshold cryptography offers an elegant approach in evenly sharing certificate responsibilities to all participants of a distributed system through Shamir’s secret sharing scheme, where a secret (the Certificate Authority’s (CA) private key) is split and shared among all participants. However, existing threshold cryptography distributed key generation and certification systems still rely on a single, centralized, trusted entity at some point during the certification process (usually during initialization) to split the secret and distribute it to all distributed system participants. This centralized entity, denoted as trusted dealer, can cancel participant equality and can become a single point of failure. In this paper, we deal with this problem by extending the a key generation scheme of Noack and Spitz (2009) and by proposing a certification scheme that has no need for a trusted dealer to create, split and distribute the proposed certification scheme’s private-public key pair. The proposed scheme uses the participant addition-removal procedure described in (Noack and Spitz, 2009) that does not affect the scheme’s public key (used for certificate verification) and has small interference to the certification process as a whole. To reduce the computational cost the proposed system employs Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) principles.

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P. Fournaris A. (2011). DISTRIBUTED THRESHOLD CRYPTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATION WITH NO TRUSTED DEALER . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-71-3, pages 400-404. DOI: 10.5220/0003525304000404


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt11,
author={Apostolos P. Fournaris},
title={DISTRIBUTED THRESHOLD CRYPTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATION WITH NO TRUSTED DEALER},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={400-404},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003525304000404},
isbn={978-989-8425-71-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)
TI - DISTRIBUTED THRESHOLD CRYPTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATION WITH NO TRUSTED DEALER
SN - 978-989-8425-71-3
AU - P. Fournaris A.
PY - 2011
SP - 400
EP - 404
DO - 10.5220/0003525304000404