PDL Abstract

Verifiable Secret Redistribution

Carnegie Mellon University Technical Report CMU-CS-01-155, October 2001.

Theodore M. Wong, Jeannette M. Wing

School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

We present a new protocol to perform non-interactive verifiable secret redistribution (VSR) for secrets distributed with Shamir's secret sharing scheme. We base our VSR protocol on Desmedt and Jajodia's redistribution protocol for linear secret sharing schemes, which we specialize for Shamir's scheme. We extend their redistribution protocol with Feldman's non-interactive verifiable secret sharing scheme to ensure that a SUBSHARES-VALID condition is true after redistribution. We show that the SUBSHARES-VALID condition is necessary but not sufficient to guarantee that the new shareholders have valid shares, and present an additional SHARES-VALID condition.

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