Design & Development of a Public Key Cryptosystem to Securely Share Data in Cloud Storage

K. Karthik, J. Srinivas, G. Manoj Someswar


Data sharing is an important functionality in cloud storage. In this research paper, we show how to securely, efficiently, and flexibly share data with others in cloud storage. We describe new public-key cryptosystems that produce constant-size cipher texts such that efficient delegation of decryption rights for any set of cipher texts are possible. The novelty is that one can aggregate any set of secret keys and make them as compact as a single key, but encompassing the power of all the keys being aggregated. In other words, the secret key holder can release a constant-size aggregate key for flexible choices of cipher text set in cloud storage, but the other encrypted files outside the set remain confidential. This compact aggregate key can be conveniently sent to others or be stored in a smart card with very limited secure storage. We provide formal security analysis of our schemes in the standard model. We also describe other application of our schemes. In particular, our schemes give the first public-key, patient-controlled encryption for flexible hierarchy, which was yet to be known.
KEYWORDS: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS); Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS); Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); Provable Data Possession (PDP); Third-Party Auditor (TPA); National Institute of Standards and Terminology (NIST)

Full Text:


Copyright (c) 2016 K. Karthik, J. Srinivas, G. Manoj Someswar

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


All published Articles are Open Access at 

Paper submission: