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International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

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IJCNIS Vol.7, No.8, Jul. 2015

A Centralized Key Table based Communication Efficient Group Key Management Protocol

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Author(s)

Manisha Y. Joshi, Rajankumar S. Bichkar

Index Terms

Group key management;rekeying;subkeys;secure multicast;forward;backward secrecy

Abstract

Group key management is an integral part of secure multicast. Minimizing the number of rekeying messages, maintaining the forward and backward secrecy has always been a challenging task. Though there are many solutions which reduce the rekeying messages from Ο(n) to Ο(log_2?〖n),〗 they increase with the increase in group size. In this paper, we present a centralized key table based communication efficient group key management protocol in which number of rekeying messages is independent of the group size. In this protocol key management server (KMS) divides a group of n members into n subgroups of size n-1 and maintains a table of n subkeys along with member ID and one group key. Each member has n-1 subkeys, which is a subset of n subkeys of KMS and one group key. The proposed protocol requires only one multicast rekeying message per joining of a new member as well as per eviction of any existing member. As the number of rekeying messages is not dependent on group size, it requires less computation.

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Manisha Y. Joshi, Rajankumar S. Bichkar,"A Centralized Key Table based Communication Efficient Group Key Management Protocol", IJCNIS, vol.7, no.8, pp.49-55, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2015.08.06

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