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Enforcing scalable and dynamic hierarchical access control in cloud computing

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3 Author(s)
Ran Yang ; Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 100084 ; Chuang Lin ; Yixin Jiang

In cloud computing, the sensitive data are required to be encrypted before being outsourced to the server, which introduce a heavy computation overhead for key derivation and data management when dynamic hierarchical access control is desired. In this paper, we address this challenging problem by delegating the computation intensive task, such as data re-encryption, key distribution and derivation to cloud servers. Only bilinear pairing and random padding are used in our construction. Extensive analysis shows that the proposed scheme achieves scalability and dynamic simultaneously, and is proved to be secure formally.

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2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

Date of Conference:

10-15 June 2012