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Specification of the Graph Signature Cryptographic Library and the PRISMACLOUD Topology Certification Version 0.9.2

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Thomas Gross, Dr Ioannis SfyrakisORCiD

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Abstract

Topology certification aims at offering an approach for integrity and privacyfor inter-connected systems, such as clouds, by certifying and provingproperties of infrastructure topologies without disclosing the confidentialinformation, such as the blueprint of the system. Cryptographically, this isenabled by a signature scheme and corresponding honest-verifier zeroknowledgeproofs of knowledge on graphs.In this document, we describe the architecture and design of a topologycertification tool along with a detailed systematic specification of theunderlying graph signature cryptographic library. The graph signatures andtopology certification could be thought of as an attribute-based credentialsystem on abstract graph data structures and are designed to be compatiblewith existing attribute-based credentials on user attributes.This document specifies core components of the Topology Certification (calledTOPOCERT) of the EU Horizon 2020 project PRISMACLOUD (GA no644962).


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Author(s): Gross T, Sfyrakis I

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Technical Report Series

Year: 2018

Pages: 49

Print publication date: 01/07/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Report Number: 1523

Institution: School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/schoolofcomputingscience/files/trs/1523.pdf


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