The Pairing-Based Cryptography (PBC) Library - C++ Wrapper Classes
Ben Lynn has
developed the pairing-based cryptography (PBC) library, which implements
the important primitives for pairing-based cryptography. The PBC library
is developed in C over the gmp
library. For more information about the PBC library, please refer to
the PBC webpage. |
I recently developed C++ wrapper classes for the PBC library for
our distributed key generation project. Here, I am making available a
library of these classes (released under the GNU Public License) for
anybody to use.
| Note that this C++ library does not modify the underlying PBC
library. My sole aim is to make C++ development based on the PBC
library more comfortable. As a salient feature of these wrapper classes,
to improve the code readability, we have included operator
Download and Usage
|Source Code :
This version is compatible with version 0.5.6 of the PBC library.
First, install the PBC library as described here and set the
library path as described here.
After that, decompress this wrapper class library and build it by calling
make inside the PBCWrapper-x.y.z directory.
While using this wrapper classes library, please use the header
(*.h) files to obtain the class declarations. Most of these declarations
should be self-explanatory. For sample code, please see Testing.cc included in the PBCWrapper-x.y.z directory.
I did not write C++ functions for parameter
generation. Use the excutables or the source codes in the
gen subdirectory of the pbc-x.y.z directory to create a parameter file.
|Comments, questions, bug reports and suggestions are welcome. Please
contact Aniket Kate at akate AT cs DOT uwaterloo DOT ca.
|Last Updated: November 09, 2009