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Decentralized Multi-Authority ABE for DNFs from LWE

Pratish Datta , NTT Research
Ilan Komargodski , Hebrew University and NTT Research
Brent Waters , NTT Research and UT Austin
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-77870-5_7 (login may be required)
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Conference: EUROCRYPT 2021
Abstract: We construct the first decentralized multi-authority attribute-based encryption (????????-????????????) scheme for a non-trivial class of access policies whose security is based (in the random oracle model) solely on the Learning With Errors (LWE) assumption. The supported access policies are ones described by ???????????? formulas. All previous constructions of ????????-???????????? schemes supporting any non-trivial class of access policies were proven secure (in the random oracle model) assuming various assumptions on bilinear maps. In our system, any party can become an authority and there is no requirement for any global coordination other than the creation of an initial set of common reference parameters. A party can simply act as a standard ABE authority by creating a public key and issuing private keys to different users that reflect their attributes. A user can encrypt data in terms of any ???????????? formulas over attributes issued from any chosen set of authorities. Finally, our system does not require any central authority. In terms of efficiency, when instantiating the scheme with a global bound ???? on the size of access policies, the sizes of public keys, secret keys, and ciphertexts, all grow with ????. Technically, we develop new tools for building ciphertext-policy ABE (????????-????????????) schemes using LWE. Along the way, we construct the first provably secure ????????-???????????? scheme supporting access policies in ????????^1 under the LWE assumption that avoids the generic universal-circuit-based key-policy to ciphertext-policy transformation. In particular, our construction relies on linear secret sharing schemes with new properties and in some sense is more similar to ????????-???????????? schemes that rely on bilinear maps. While our ????????-???????????? construction is not more efficient than existing ones, it is conceptually intriguing and further we show how to extend it to get the ????????-???????????? scheme described above.
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