Hierarchical IDbased proactive threshold signature scheme
- YU Jia and LI Da-xing
J4. 2006, 41(1):
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A hierarchical IDbased proactive threshold signature scheme is presented. The scheme has the structure of hierarchical PKGs, so a lowerlevel PKG can share the workload of secret information generation and identity authentication with a higherlevel PKG. At the same time the scheme has the property of proactive security, that is, the whole lifetime of signature is divided into several time periods, and the shares of private key need to be renewed in each time period. However, new shares can construct the same private key as old shares. We assure the correctness of part signatures by the knowledge proof protocol of discrete logarithm equality, and then prove that our scheme is correct, nonforgeable and robust. Finally, we give some extensions of this scheme.