|Title||Identity-based ring signatures from RSA|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Journal||Theoretical Computer Science|
Shamir proposed in 1984 the first identity-based signature scheme, whose security relies on the RSA problem. A similar scheme was proposed by Guillou and Quisquater in 1988. Formal security of these schemes was not argued and/or proved until many years later. Taking the Guillou-Quisquater scheme as the starting point, we design and analyze in this work ring signature schemes and distributed ring signature schemes for identity-based scenarios whose security is based on the hardness of the RSA problem. These are the first identity-based ring signature schemes which do not employ bilinear pairings. Furthermore, the resulting schemes satisfy an interesting property: the real author(s) of a ring signature can later open the anonymity and prove that he is actually the person who signed the message.
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