A Semidecentralized PKI System Based on Public Blockchains with Automatic Indemnification Mechanism

Gwan Hwan Hwang, Tao Ku Chang*, Hung Wen Chiang

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

The PKI framework is a widely used network identity verification framework. Users will register their identity information with a certification authority to obtain a digital certificate and then show the digital certificate to others as an identity certificate. After others receive the certificate, they must check the revocation list from the CA to confirm whether the certificate is valid. Although this architecture has a long history of use on the Internet, significant doubt surrounds its security. Because the CA may be attacked by DDoS, the verifier may not obtain the revocation list to complete the verification process. At present, there are many new PKI architectures that can improve on the CA's single point of failure, but since they still have some shortcomings, the original architecture is still used. In this paper, we proposed a semidecentralized PKI architecture that can easily prevent a single point of failure. Users can obtain cryptographic evidence through specific protocols to clarify the responsibility for the incorrect certificate and then submit the cryptographic evidence to the smart contract for automatic judgment and indemnification.

原文英語
文章編號7400466
期刊Security and Communication Networks
2021
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 資訊系統
  • 電腦網路與通信

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