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Take a look at some of the puppet modules for managing an external resource with a rest API, like the kubernettes module. This is a dynamically generated set of custom resources which uses the swagger definition of the kubernettes APIs. You can see how the custom resource are written to interact with a rest endpoint, and duplicate that same kind of interaction for use with your REST api. There are a few other modules that do something similar, like the nexus_rest module.

You would still need to run your manifests using these resource on some node somewhere, and in most cases people either have a 'do nothing' node that stages everything (for use with modules like the above, or the, or you could just run that on a known/existing instance, like your puppet master

I hope that helps.