A Survey on cryptographic protocols using pairing-based cryptography

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Student: Şeyma Fetvacı

Supervisor: MURAT CENK


With the thousands of works on pairing-based cryptography, the purpose of using pairings in the protocols/schemes have changed. Before, they were used just to attack the systems. Nowadays, they have been used to design such new cryptosystems that there were no applicable methods before for these protocols like Joux's key agreement scheme. The main purpose of this thesis is to analyze how some of these protocols use pairings-based cryptography in their schemes and what they achieve with these schemes. We further share some notes that should be borne in mind while establishing new protocols.