Attribute-Based Encryption is a type of public-key encryption in which the key used for encryption is based on selected attributes of the readers. Decryption of the ciphertext is possible only if the set of attributes of the user includes all the attributes used to encrypt the ciphertext.
Can someone explain what attribute based encryption is? I was searching for a book or something that can help me in this regard but so far I have found none. Google also returns practically nothing ...
Can somebody explain in simple words. real life example light help and limitations of these schemes etc.