An Efficient Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption Scheme Supporting Collaborative Decryption With Blockchain


Co-authored by: Victor Leung

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In the last few decades, ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) technology has attracted great interest, since it can provide fine-grained, flexible, and access control for sensitive data to implement a high secure and efficient data-sharing mechanism. In this article, based on the linear secret sharing scheme (LSSS), an efficient scheme is proposed to realize a collaborative decryption function. For any user group, when the user’s attribute set cannot access the ciphertext alone, the private key of other users in the same group can be used for collaborative decryption with the permission of the data owner. Our scheme uses the LSSS matrix that can significantly reduce the computation and storage overhead when comparing with the existing schemes. Then, a multiauthorization model is created based on the Bohen–Lynn–Shacham technology in order to solve the key-management issue. Finally, we implemented the specific functions of the framework through JAVA, and built a private chain to verify the feasibility of data transfer between users.

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