Developing efficient blinded attribute certificates on smart cards via pairings

L. Batina, J.H. Hoepman, B.P.F. Jacobs, W. Mostowski, P. Vullers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)


This paper describes an elementary protocol to prove possession of anonymous credentials together with its implementation on smart cards. The protocol uses self-blindable attribute certificates represented as points on an elliptic curve (which are stored on the card). These certificates are verified on the reader-side via a bilinear pairing. Java Card smart cards offer only very limited access to the cryptographic coprocessor. It thus requires some ingenuity to get the protocol running with reasonable speed. We realise protocol runs with on-card computation times in the order of 1.5 seconds. It should be possible to further reduce this time with extended access to the cryptographic coprocessor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Card Research and Advanced Application (9th IFIP WG 8.8/11.2 International Conference, CARDIS 2010, Passau, Germany, April 14-16, 2010. Proceedings)
EditorsD. Gollmann, J.-L. Lanet, J. Iguchi-Cartigny
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12509-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Dive into the research topics of 'Developing efficient blinded attribute certificates on smart cards via pairings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this