Application of Public Ledgers to Revocation in Distributed Access Control

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Blockchain and similar public ledger structures provide a new way to publish information in distributed systems. This paper investigates their application to distributed access control and, more specifically, to distributed group membership management where entities are represented by public keys and authorization is encoded into signed certificates. We show that public ledgers with their fundamental security properties make it easier to handle revocations in distributed settings. We also present an efficient ledger design for membership revocation.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and Communications Security
Subtitle of host publicationICICS 2018
EditorsDavid Naccache, Shouhuai Xu, Sihan Qing, Pierangela Samarati, Gregory Blanc, Rongxing Lu, Zonghua Zhang, Ahmed Meddahi
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing
- Lille, France
Duration: 29 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleICICS

ID: 30476051