The Aspera Connect browser plugin version 3.6.1 must be installed as a non-root user on Linux systems. Additionally, Linux only supports per-user installations of Connect 3.6.1.
In order to install Connect 3.6.1, you will need to log in as a different user or create a different user if you are currently root.
To create a new user on Linux, use the following commands:
# useradd username
# passwd username
In order to log in as the non-root user temporarily to install Connect 3.6.1, you can use the following command:
su - username
When you are done you can return to root by typing exit to log out of the non-root user.