LTC3803 soft start issue

Hi ADI Experts

I am using LTC3803 for POE at application. but I have some inrush current issue that needs to be reduced.

since the SS is internally controlled by LTC3803, May I know if it is possible to build a external SS circuit on Ith pin?

Does ADI/LTC have reference circuit for external soft start for LTC3803?

thanks

Ken