SAML Support For Elasticsearch Authentication

Is there a way to do SAML authentication directly for Elasticsearch access in Opendistro? Our use case is to have our applications directly query the Elasticsearch but go through a SAML authentication in between before getting access to the data. Is that supported outside of Kibana?

This document says No but just checking if there is a work around available -https://opendistro.github.io/for-elasticsearch-docs/docs/security/configuration/saml/