Key Establishment in Large Dynamic Groups Using One-Way Function Trees

@article{Sherman2003KeyEI,
  title={Key Establishment in Large Dynamic Groups Using One-Way Function Trees},
  author={Alan T. Sherman and David A. McGrew},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Software Eng.},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={444-458}
}
We present, implement, and analyze a new scalable centralized algorithm, called OFT, for establishing shared cryptographic keys in large, dynamically changing groups. Our algorithm is based on a novel application of one-way function trees. In comparison with the top-down logical key hierarchy (LKH) method of Wallner et al., our bottom-up algorithm approximately halves the number of bits that need to be broadcast to members in order to rekey after a member is added or evicted. The number of keys… 

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