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19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA'05) Volume 1 (AINA papers) (2005)
Taipei, Taiwan
Mar. 25, 2005 to Mar. 30, 2005
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 0-7695-2249-1
pp: 399-402
Chu-Hsing Lin , Tunghai University
Wei Lee , Tunghai University
Yi-Kang Ho , Tunghai University
ABSTRACT
The concept of hierarchical access control is that a higher privileged user (or higher level) has the ability to access data in lower privileged user (or lower level). Hierarchical key management scheme is used to accomplish this concept. Each user has its secret key which is used to protect data. User at higher level can compute the secret key of an user at lower level, but the counter measurement is infeasible. There have been many proposed solutions. In this paper, we introduce an efficient way using symmetric key cryptosystem to reduce the time of generating and deriving keys in hierarchical key management, and we show that the proposed scheme retains the same security level.
INDEX TERMS
Symmetric encryption, Key management, User hierarchy, Access control, Key assignment, Multilevel data security
CITATION

Y. Ho, W. Lee and C. Lin, "An Efficient Hierarchical Key Management Scheme Using Symmetric Encryptions," 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA'05) Volume 1 (AINA papers)(AINA), Taipei, Taiwan, 2005, pp. 399-402.
doi:10.1109/AINA.2005.99
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