A proxy re-encryption-based webmail and file sharing system for collaboration in cloud computing environment

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Abstract

Most email users are still using the same email address set up fifteen years ago. Attained from their Internet service provider or having a free email account provided by Yahoo, Gmail or their college. The difference between most people is, secure and unsafe email can be found to be innocent. After all, we have nothing to hide, no illegal activities or anything dangerous. Google, Yahoo, and other webmail service providers use SSL/TLS or alternative methods to encrypt email communications in transit. S/MIME offers encryption, validation, message reliability and non-repudiation. We propose a novel proxy-re-encryption based webmail and file sharing system (PREWM). The PREWM server framework for a provable secure way for users to register the sharing of messages and content with a third-party cloud-based webmail system. In such a way, an intended receiver that neither has a cloud-based webmail provider or a proxy web server will be able to see the contents stored in the Webmail server. We make use of a cryptographic primitive called proxy re-encryption (PRE) to realize end-to-end privacy while sharing the contents of collaborative development. Also, we present the initial architecture and implementation in an Internet setting. We present the system architecture and its implementation. This paper will serve as a prototype for building next-generation webmail that can be adapted to any operating system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018
EditorsS. K. Niranjan, Veena Desai, Vijay S. Rajpurohit, M N Nadkatti
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages213-218
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677094
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018
Event1st International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018 - Belagavi, India
Duration: Dec 21 2018Dec 23 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018
CountryIndia
CityBelagavi
Period12/21/1812/23/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Communication
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Rawalkshatriya, B. S. (2018). A proxy re-encryption-based webmail and file sharing system for collaboration in cloud computing environment. In S. K. Niranjan, V. Desai, V. S. Rajpurohit, & M. N. Nadkatti (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018 (pp. 213-218). [8769164] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems, CTEMS 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CTEMS.2018.8769164