Data sharing by cloud computing enjoys benefits in management, access control, and scalability. However, it suffers from certain drawbacks, such as high latency of downloading data, non-unified data access control management, and no user data privacy. Edge computing provides the feasibility to overcome the drawbacks mentioned above. Therefore, providing a security framework for edge computing becomes a prime focus for researchers. This work introduces a new key-aggregate cryptosystem for edge-cloud-based data sharing integrating cloud storage services. The proposed protocol secures data and provides anonymous authentication across multiple cloud platforms, key management flexibility for user data privacy, and revocability. Performance assessment in feasibility and usability paves satisfactory results. Therefore, this work directs a new horizon to detailed new edge-computing-based data sharing services based on the proposed protocol for low latency, secure unified access control, and user data privacy in the modern edge enabled reality.


Computer Science


National Science Foundation, Grant 2008878

Keywords and Phrases

access control; data confidentiality; edge computing; privacy pre-serving authentication; user revocation

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2022