An Efficient Multi-keyword Searchable Encryption Supporting Multi-user Access Control

  • Chuxin Wu
  • Peng ZhangEmail author
  • Hongwei Liu
  • Zehong Chen
  • Zoe L. Jiang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11337)


Due to the strong storage capacity and calculating power of cloud computing, more and more users outsource their data to the cloud. To avoid users’ data exposed to cloud, searchable encryption which can search over the encrypted data is studied. In this paper, based on the multi-keyword searchable encryption proposed by Cash et al., through enforcing access control for users, we present an efficient multi-keyword searchable encryption supporting multi-user access control(MMSE). MMSE supports multi-user scenarios, and only the users whose attributes satisfy the policy can generate the search token, no matter the data owner is online or not. The security and performance analysis shows that the proposed MMSE is secure and efficient.


Searchable encryption Multi-keyword search Multi-user search Access control 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61702342), the Science and Technology Innovation Projects of Shenzhen (JCYJ20170302151321095, JCYJ20160318094015947) and Tencent “Rhinoceros Birds” - Scientific Research Foundation for Young Teachers of Shenzhen University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuxin Wu
    • 1
  • Peng Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hongwei Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zehong Chen
    • 1
  • Zoe L. Jiang
    • 3
  1. 1.ATR Key Laboratory of National Defense Technology, College of Information EngineeringShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Technology UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Harbin Institute of TechnologyShenzhenChina

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