Installing and using a Cordova plugin that is not natively supported by Ionic

So I want to use the following cordova plugin within my Ionic 2 app:

I am aware Ionic does have it’s own version of SecureStorage but it doesn’t have all of the features I need whereas the cordova one I linked to above does. I am told there is a way to get a cordova plugin working within my app without official Ionic support but the way I have tried isn’t baring any results for what I can see:

import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Platform } from 'ionic-angular';
import { StatusBar } from '@ionic-native/status-bar';
import { SplashScreen } from '@ionic-native/splash-screen';
import { TranslateService } from '@ngx-translate/core';
import { Push, PushToken } from '@ionic/cloud-angular';
import { Storage } from "@ionic/storage";
import { GoogleAnalytics } from '@ionic-native/google-analytics';
import { Vibration } from '@ionic-native/vibration';
import { Deploy } from '@ionic/cloud-angular';
import { AlertController } from 'ionic-angular';

declare var cordova: any;

import { HomePage } from '../pages/login/login';
import { EnterSocialsecurityPage } from '../pages/enter-social-security/enter-social-security';
import { VerifypincodePage } from '../pages/verify-pincode/verify-pincode';
import { CreatepincodePage } from '../pages/create-pincode/create-pincode';

  template: '<ion-nav #myNav [root]="rootPage"></ion-nav>'
export class MyApp {
	@ViewChild('myNav') navCtrl
  rootPage:any = HomePage;
	lang = "en";
	translation = "";
  constructor(platform: Platform, private statusBar: StatusBar, splashScreen: SplashScreen, translate: TranslateService, public push: Push, public storage: Storage, private ga: GoogleAnalytics, private vibration: Vibration, public deploy: Deploy, public alertCtrl: AlertController) {
    platform.ready().then(() => {
		// Okay, so the platform is ready and our plugins are available.
		// Here you can do any higher level native things you might need.
		// Device Security
		new cordova.plugins.SecureStorage(
				function () { console.log('Success')},
				function (error) { console.log('Error ' + error); },

Can anyone tell me a better way or why my way is not working? Thanks.

By not working do you mean it’s outputting 'Error *some error*', or it’s not outputting anything, or?

I assume that you’re testing it on an actual device as well?

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Turns out it does work, I just wasn’t testing on a device. Thanks for your help. :slight_smile: