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Could Not Obtain the List of SASL Mechanisms

During initial installation of a subversion repository server you may run into issues with authentication methods. This issue is probably related to not having a package installed that needs to be for your authentication to function properly.

Error Received in TortoiseSVN: Could not obtain a list of SASL mechanisms

Could Not Obtain a List of SASL Mechanisms

Technology Errors

SVN Checkout: svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism

You may receive an error similar to the one below stating that SVN cannot negotiate the authentication mechanism during initial installation of Subversion. I received the below error when I was testing a new SVN repository I had set up on a CentOS Linux server and was attempting to checkout the repo from another CentOS Linux server. Below I describe basic configuration and what was done to move pas this error.

svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism