How do I add assignees to a story?

I am creating a story now. I would like to assign it to a specific person who already has a JIRA account, but when I search their name, it does not appear. How can I allow them to be assigned to a story. Does this need to be done by an administrator?

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To be an assignee, the person has to match the permission rule that says "can be assigned an issue".  The project header should tell you who can be an assignee, and in most cases, a project admin can probably get them added to the project for you.

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