Let me make this clear, I am not looking to put "Story Points" on a form, or how include it as part of a custom field configuration. I want to do so, but the option "Story Points" is not an available field. When I look at the list of available fields to create / update a field configuration - there is no "Story Points" field.
The fields available include: Acceptance Criteria, Actual Completion Date, Additional Comments, Approvals, Assignee, ... etc. There is no "Story Points" field option.
Note, I am looking at a field configuration, there is a list of options, and the "Story Points" field does not exist. The field is not an available option. I am not trying to figure out how to add the field to a form, the field does not exist. I don't know why...
At a guess, you haven't added a Story Points field.
It's up to the admins to create new fields, although some add-ons and applications also do it. If, for example, Jira Software cannot find a Story Points field (of the right type) when it is first installed, it will add one for you. It'll add a handful of Epic related fields too.
Go to Admin -> Issues -> Custom Fields and add Story Points as a numeric field (or install Software)
Ah, I see, you haven't worked out the "applications" thing in Jira. Jira has several variants.
Jira Core is the application that provides, well, the core functions - users, workflows, projects, issues, fields and all the integration points.
You can then add Jira Software to Core, or Jira Service Desk, or both. (Downloads of installers for preconfigured Jira Software and Jira Service Desk on top of Core are available, but there isn't one for the full set of three applications)
To get Jira Software, go into Jira admin -> Applications and install it from there.
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